Definition of 'tug-of-war'
Example sentences containing 'tug-of-war'
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Amy's features conducted a mobile tug of war between practicality and curiosity. ABSOLUTE ZERO (2002)
The policeman won two golds and a silver as part of the tug-of-war team. The Sun (2012)The tug-of-war between the two is anything but respectable. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)When there is an emotional tug-of-war within the individual, there is a pull of one organ against the other. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)
Translations for 'tug-of-war'
British English: tug-of-war /ˈtʌɡɒvˈwɔː/ NOUN
A tug-of-war is a sports event in which two teams test their strength by pulling against each other on opposite ends of a rope.
The sailors won at tug-of-war.
- American English: tug-of-war
- Arabic: شَدُّ الـحَبْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: cabo-de-guera
- Chinese: 拔河比赛
- Croatian: povlačenje užeta
- Czech: přetahování
- Danish: tovtrækning
- Dutch: touwtrekken
- European Spanish: juego de la cuerda
- Finnish: köydenveto
- French: lutte à la corde
- German: Tauziehen
- Greek: διελκυστίνδα
- Italian: tiro alla fune
- Japanese: 綱引き
- Korean: 줄다리기
- Norwegian: drakamp
- Polish: przeciąganie liny
- European Portuguese: jogo da corda
- Romanian: joc cu odgonul
- Russian: перетягивание каната
- Spanish: juego de la cuerda
- Swedish: dragkamp
- Thai: ชักเย่อ
- Turkish: halat çekme oyunu
- Ukrainian: перетягування канату
- Vietnamese: trò kéo co
Definition of tug-of-war from the Collins English Dictionary
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