tug-of-war


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tug-of-war

n
1. (Games, other than specified) a contest in which two people or teams pull opposite ends of a rope in an attempt to drag the opposition over a central line
2. any hard struggle, esp between two equally matched factions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tug-of-war - any hard struggle between equally matched groupstug-of-war - any hard struggle between equally matched groups
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
2.tug-of-war - a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a ropetug-of-war - a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses
athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics - a contest between athletes
Translations

tug-of-war

[ˈtʌgə(v)ˈwɔːʳ] N (Sport) → juego m de tiro de cuerda (fig) → lucha f, tira y afloja m

tug-of-war

[ˌtʌgəvˈwɔːʳ] n (Sport) → tiro alla fune (fig) → braccio di ferro

tug

(tag) past tense, past participle tugged verb
to pull (something) sharply and strongly. He tugged (at) the door but it wouldn't open.
noun
1. a strong, sharp pull. He gave the rope a tug.
2. a tug-boat.
ˈtug-boat noun
a small boat with a very powerful engine, for towing larger ships.
ˌtug-of-ˈwar noun
a competition in which two people or teams pull at opposite ends of a rope, trying to pull their opponents over a centre line.

tug-of-war

شَدُّ الـحَبْل přetahování tovtrækning Tauziehen διελκυστίνδα juego de la cuerda köydenveto lutte à la corde povlačenje užeta tiro alla fune 綱引き 줄다리기 touwtrekken drakamp przeciąganie liny cabo-de-guera, jogo da corda перетягивание каната dragkamp ชักเย่อ halat çekme oyunu trò kéo co 拔河比赛
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