from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Games A contest of strength in which two teams tug on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a dividing line.
- n. A struggle for supremacy: a political tug of war between those in favor of the proposal and those against it.
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- n. a game or competition in which two teams pull or tug on opposite ends of a rope trying to force the other team over the line which initially marked the middle between the two teams
- n. a dispute between two parties, particularly an entrenched, back and forth dispute.
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