Meaning of “tug of war” in the English Dictionary

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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)

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