traction - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈtrækʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    the action of pulling something over a surface, or the type of power used for pulling
  2. 3
    medical the use of special equipment to hold someone’s body in a particular position

    That leg will be in traction for at least three weeks.

  3. 4
    the degree to which a new idea, product etc is accepted

    Mobile broadband is quickly gaining traction despite its late entry to the Chinese market.

    Does this idea have traction with you, Jonathan?