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1. tug-of-war

noun. any hard struggle between equally matched groups.

Synonyms

  • battle
  • conflict

Antonyms

  • defend
  • agreement
  • keep

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Example sentences of the word tug-of-war


1. Noun Phrase
This results in a constant tug of war in the delicate balance between supply and demand.

2. Noun Phrase
In tug of war, each team must work together to win the contest.

3. Noun Phrase
4H members show off their animals at the livestock barn and kids face off in a tug of war.

4. Noun Phrase
Events include hay-baling, antique tractor races and east-west tug of war.

Quotes containing the word tug-of-war


1. Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost...I wouldn't survive tha*aid that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost...I wouldn't survive that
*- Julie Hockley, Crow's Row


2. tug-of-war

noun. a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses.

Synonyms

  • athletic competition
  • athletic contest

3. man-of-war

noun. a warship intended for combat.

Synonyms

  • combat ship
  • ship of the line
  • sailing warship
  • war vessel

4. war-ridden

adjective. engaged in war.

Synonyms

  • unpeaceful
  • warring
  • belligerent

Antonyms

  • unaggressive
  • calm
  • amicable
  • nonviolent

Etymology

  • -ridden (English)
  • war (English)
  • werre (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. war

noun. ['ˈwɔr'] the waging of armed conflict against an enemy.

Synonyms

  • action
  • hot war
  • information warfare
  • civil war
  • battle
  • limited war
  • BW
  • psychological warfare
  • jehad
  • engagement
  • world war
  • warfare
  • combat
  • chemical warfare
  • aggression
  • biologic attack
  • conflict
  • armed combat
  • military action
  • jihad
  • bioattack
  • international jihad
  • war of nerves
  • biological warfare
  • IW
  • chemical operations
  • fight

Antonyms

  • dormant
  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • werre (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. war

noun. ['ˈwɔr'] a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply.

Synonyms

  • antagonism
  • proxy war
  • hostility
  • state of war

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • keep
  • compatibility
  • defend

Etymology

  • werre (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] pull hard.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • pull in
  • attract

Antonyms

  • walk
  • stifle
  • discontinue
  • relax

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. war

noun. ['ˈwɔr'] an active struggle between competing entities.

Synonyms

  • warfare
  • drug war
  • trench warfare
  • conflict
  • battle

Antonyms

  • non-involvement
  • non-engagement
  • nonparticipation
  • friendliness

Etymology

  • werre (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. tug

noun. ['ˈtʌg'] a sudden abrupt pull.

Synonyms

  • pulling
  • jerk

Antonyms

  • attract
  • criticize
  • retreat

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] tow (a vessel) with a tug.

Antonyms

  • obviate

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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