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chris0129

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Polish
"Chester banged on my door at 5 a.m. —Stop tugging on it! Time to hit the road!" - White Tears, Kunzru

Do you think tug on it means hear "stop masturbating"? It's after the war, I suppose early 50's, and Green's Dictionary says:

tug v.
[SE tug]
1. [17C; 2000s] of a man, to have sexual intercourse [2000s use, US black].

2. [1950s+] (orig. Aus.) to masturbate.

Or is it rather: 2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition] British English to pull a piece of clothing quickly onto your bodytug something on Alice was tugging on a sweater.
 
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