1. to escort someone, to bring along a companion.
|[||Distressd Wife II viii: You are Beast enough to be fond of the Country, I find, and I am to be lugg’d thither to keep you Company].|
|Tom And Jerry; Musical Extravaganza II ii: The law shall take its course – I’ll ring my creaks and lug you off; and charge you for robbery.|
|Major Downing (1834) 122: Forty old maidens, some younger, some older, / Each lugged an old bachelor home on her shoulder.|
|‘Miseries Of Matrimony’ Dublin Comic Songster 78: They lugg’d me off to prison straight.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 13 Feb. 3/2: Mr Chjarles Turner, publican [...] was lugegd up by his better half, who stood sentry over him with her parasol.|
|Mysteries of London II (2nd series) 19: He was lugged off and took down in that there place.|
|Shoreditch Obs. (London) 10 Dec. 3/5: The bobby touches me on the shoulder [...] and says ‘Come along’ [...] and he lugs me off here.|
|Wild Boys of London I 22/2: He was lugged out and the next case called.|
|Sporting Times 1 Feb. 5/5: I lugged him all over Notre Dame.|
|Sun (NY) 10 July 29/4: Here is a genuine letter written in thieves’ slang, recently found by the English police [...] The noise of the milling the glass brought tray flies. She chucked a reeler and was lugged before the beak and fine[d] a bull.|
|Complete Stalky & Co. (1987) 226: Then lug in Claude Halcro in the Pirate.‘Propagation of Knowledge’ in|
|Gang War 160: Sorry to lug you out so early in the morning.|
|Signs of Crime 191: Lug around (a person) To have an unpleasant person in one’s company because of orders received or a sale to be made.|
2. to arrest or imprison.
|De Omnibus 38: The gent wud twig as ’e were tight, an’ likely git ’im lugged fur bein’ drunk while drivin’ ’is keb.|
|At End of Day (2001) 101: I won’t mind that I got lugged and I’m gonna hafta spend the next eight years my life beatin’ my meat.|
3. (Aus./US Und.) to lure a victim into a confidence game.
|Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 4 Sept. 1/1: ‘Lugging’ is a potent factor with the guns who infest racecourses.|
|(con. 1905–25) Professional Thief (1956) 123: It is almost uncanny the way some of these officers can pick out a thief who is lugging a sucker.|
|Big Con 301: To lug. To steer a mark for a confidence game.|
4. to lure a victim into a place where they can be robbed and beaten.
|Gippsland Times(Vic.) 29 Jan. 3/2: ‘Lugging a man’ is the term used for enticing a person to some place where he can be robbed and assaulted.|
1. to draw a sword.
|Squire of Alsatia I i: The prigster lugged out in defence of his natural, the captain whipped his porker out, and away rubbed prigster and called the watch.|
|Juvenal XVI 201: Their cause they to an easier issue put: They will be heard, or they lug out and cut.|
|Roderick Random (1979) 272: I a’n’t afraid of lugging out against any man that wears a head, damme! ’tis well known I have drawn blood more than once.|
|Katerfelto 7: To fence, to ‘lug out’ as it was called, on slight provocation.|
2. to hand over money.
|Belle’s Stratagem 14: Come, Bet — lug out — give me your draught for five hundred more, which will make three thousand neat — and spur me to death if I don’t tip you cent. per cent.|
|Rhymes of Northern Bards 43: To some slop-shop now thou may go trudging / And lug out some squandering coins.Jr. (ed.)|
|Seymour’s Humourous Sketches (1866) 161: First and foremost, you must lug out for the damage you’ve done.|
3. (US) to draw a gun.
|Wolfville 204: He lugs out his six-shooter.|
(Aus.) to pester, esp in order to borrow money.
|Armidale Chron. (NSW) 20 Sept. 1/7: And to satisfy the clamor / Really placed him in a fix, / And this one tried to ‘nobble’ him, / And that one ‘lugged’ his ear, / But his final fond selection, / Drove full forty on the beer!|
|Gundagai Indep. (NSW) 5 Feb. 2/3: Thus the ‘Cooma Express’ in the course of a leaderette on the federal capital site [...] attempting to lug his ear [...] proposes to banquet the Federal members.|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|