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Another word for tug of war

  1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

      1. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      2. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      3. A state of disharmony or conflict; strife:
      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The act of competing or emulating.
      2. The state or condition of being a rival.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. joint rivalry
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
      2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
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