First Known Use of tug-of-war
Synonymsball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfare
Related Wordshorse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangle
Near Antonymsconcord, harmony, peace
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- The racers were in a tug-of-war for the championship.
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