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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Athletic contests between two teams pulling at opposite ends of a rope.

Usage examples (24)
  • Experience tells one that judges of ECJ tend to win those tugs-of-war.
  • He knew the daily and nightly tugs-of-war between Wilson and the other representatives of the Allied nations.
  • But in this year's wide-open presidential race, some interesting tugs-of-war are going on within individual companies.
  • Unlike physics, biology grew out of a tugs-of-war between a tradition of vitalism and, since Decartes, one of mechanicism. for more
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