Definition of 'friction'
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Her close aides have also caused friction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could increase the friction by making it a joint account. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A weekly ration of meat, she suggests, would cause less friction and inconvenience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We wonder whether her continuing success and bulging pay packet causes any friction in her marriage. The Sun (2014)This time he cannot allow the friction to burn so freely. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Treat with blister plasters to reduce friction. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Too much friction will damage the skin. The Sun (2014)This potentially cause some friction between and consumer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This reduces friction and makes the train immune to frozen points and leaves on the line. The Sun (2015)Little practices gone wrong cause much unnecessary friction. Christianity Today (2000)But in the past that closeness caused friction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Anything else that reduces friction is a good idea. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Knowing how much friction is needed and when to apply it is the skill successful leaders must master. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My elbow already has a couple of friction burns and there is a hairline cut down my right thigh. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Gone are the awful friction issues. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Too much friction and it seizes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If they did, there would be less friction. The Sun (2014)The resulting friction causes them to burn up, and in some cases form a fireball. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not that borrowing clothes doesn't sometimes cause friction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is better than one thicker sock as it reduces friction on the skin and encourages a warm layer of air between them. The Sun (2010)We had to avoid too much friction, because they would rub off. The Sun (2009)The motor does not use carbon brushes like conventional devices, which cause friction and consume more energy. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'friction'
British English: friction NOUN
If there is friction between people, there is disagreement and argument between them.
Sara sensed that there had been friction between her children.
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