1 [luhg]
verb (used with object), lugged, lugging.
to pull or carry with force or effort: to lug a suitcase upstairs.
to introduce or interject in an inappropriate or irrelevant manner: to lug personalities into a discussion of philosophy.
(of a sailing ship) to carry an excessive amount of (sail) for the conditions prevailing.
verb (used without object), lugged, lugging.
to pull or tug laboriously.
(of an engine or machine) to jerk, hesitate, or strain: The engine lugs when we climb a steep hill.
an act or instance of lugging; a forcible pull; haul.
a wooden box for transporting fruit or vegetables.
Slang. a request for or exaction of money, as for political purposes: They put the lug on him at the office.

1300–50; Middle English luggen < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian lugge, Swedish lugga to pull by the hair

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lug1 (lʌɡ)
vb , lugs, lugging, lugged
1.  to carry or drag (something heavy) with great effort
2.  (tr) to introduce (an irrelevant topic) into a conversation or discussion
3.  (tr) (of a sailing vessel) to carry too much (sail) for the amount of wind blowing
4.  the act or an instance of lugging
[C14: probably from Scandinavian; apparently related to Norwegian lugge to pull by the hair]

lug2 (lʌɡ)
1.  a projecting piece by which something is connected, supported, or lifted
2.  Also called: tug a leather loop used in harness for various purposes
3.  a box or basket for vegetables or fruit with a capacity of 28 to 40 pounds
4.  dialect (Scot), (Northern English) another word for ear
5.  slang a man, esp a stupid or awkward one
[C15 (Scots dialect) lugge ear, perhaps related to lug1 (in the sense: to pull by the ear)]

lug3 (lʌɡ)
nautical short for lugsail

lug4 (lʌɡ)
short for lugworm
[C16: origin uncertain]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "to move (something) heavily or slowly," from Scand. (cf. Swed. lugga, Norw. lugge "to pull by the hair"); see lug (n.).

1624, "handle of a pitcher," from lugge (Scot.) "earflap of a cap, ear" (1495; in 19c. Scotland this was the only word for "ear"), probably from Scand. (cf. Swed. lugg "forelock," Norw. lugg "tuft of hair"). The connecting notion is "something that can be gripped and pulled." Applied 19c. to mechanical
objects that can be grabbed or gripped. Meaning "stupid fellow" is from 1924; that of "lout, sponger" is 1931, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
We can drive over mining roads right up to sites, as opposed to lugging heavy
  equipment a mile or more by foot.
If you can survive while lugging that thing around on your head you must be
  doing something right.
He and friends spent years lugging in cement and rearranging limestone blocks
  to build benches, a table, a sleeping platform.
The upper left ab pops out impressively from the effort of lugging five-gallon
  water jugs into our kitchen.
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