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tug of warnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌtʌɡ əv ˈwɔːr/ us   /ˌtʌɡ əv ˈwɔːr/
a type of sport in which two teams show their strength by pulling against each other at the opposite ends of a rope, and each team tries to pull the other over a line on the ground
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tug of warnoun [C usually sing]

us   /ˈtʌɡ əv ˈwɔr/
a competition in which two teams pull at opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other team over a line between them, or fig. a fight between two people or groups
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