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tug–of–war

noun \ˌtəg-ə(v)-ˈwr\

: a contest in which two teams pull against each other at opposite ends of a rope

: a struggle between two people or groups to win control or possession of something

plural tugs–of–war

Full Definition of TUG-OF-WAR

1
:  a struggle for supremacy or control usually involving two antagonists
2
:  a contest in which two teams pull against each other at opposite ends of a rope with the object of pulling the middle of the rope over a mark on the ground
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First Known Use of TUG-OF-WAR

1677
TUGS-OF-WAR Defined for Kids

tug–of–war

noun \ˌtəg-əv-ˈwr\
plural tugs–of–war

Definition of TUG-OF-WAR for Kids

1
:  a contest in which two teams pull against each other at opposite ends of a rope
2
:  a struggle to win <The racers were in a tug-of-war for the championship.>

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