tug of war Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “tug of war” in the English Dictionary

"tug of war" in British English

See all translations

tug of warnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​type of ​sport in which two ​teams show ​theirstrength by ​pulling against each other at the ​oppositeends of a ​rope, and each ​teamtries to ​pull the other over a ​line on the ​ground
(Definition of tug of war from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tug of war" in American English

See all translations

tug of warnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈtʌɡ əv ˈwɔr/
a ​competition in which two ​teamspull at ​oppositeends of a ​rope, each ​trying to ​pull the other ​team over a ​line between them, or fig. a ​fight between two ​people or ​groups
(Definition of tug of war from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tug of war?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More