Meaning of “tug of war” in the English Dictionary

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"tug of war" in British English

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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

(Definition of “tug of war” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tug of war" in American English

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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

(Definition of “tug of war” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)