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noun     tug-of-war pronunciation in British English
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singulartug-of-war
pluraltugs-of-war
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a game in which two teams pull on opposite sides of a rope until one team succeeds in pulling the other team across a line between them
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] a situation in which two people or groups try in a very determined way to get something that they want
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