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noun as in physical resistance, friction

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When this metric shows growth, that means the app is getting more traction.

So, while you’re gaining traction, building SEO, and working your way to the top, you may need to take a different approach.

It’s an offering that’s predictably gained traction among middle-class and lower income earners who typically found access to credit through traditional banks out of reach.

From Quartz

Kershaw’s playoff struggles gained narrative traction, never mind that six of his eight outings over the three postseasons were quality starts, but the Dodgers asked more of him than a team with a quarter-billion-dollar budget had any business doing.

It’ll take time and effort, but once you’re an authority, every other aspect of your marketing will gain more traction.

Sudan has been plagued by years of political instability, which has prevented tourism from gaining traction.

Another dark horse, Tennessee Senator Al Gore, was finding little traction in his efforts to become a centrist alternative.

He gained little traction as George W. Bush consumed all the political oxygen.

At the very least, this line of attack should have been started last week to give it a chance to gain traction.

The hashtag quickly gained traction (it was used more than 100,000 times on Twitter in the subsequent two days).

Electric tramcars, in supersession of horse-traction, run through the city and suburbs since April 10, 1905.

Telephones are now in use in all large centres, and electric lighting and traction are far more widely used than in England.

"Uncle Randolph had ten thousand dollars' worth of traction company bonds," said Dick.

"We can make sure of that point by sending word to the traction company offices," answered Dick.

"That rascal Merrick, one of the two men who stole my uncle's traction company bonds," explained Dick.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to traction, such as: suction, absorption, adherence, adhesion, constriction, and contraction.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.