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On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tug-of-war, such as: antagonism, clash, conflict, contest, duel, and encounter.

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  • Now, after a cultural tug-of-war and a lengthy trial in Rome, Aphrodite is finally going home to Sicily.

    Stolen Aphrodite Returns | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 11, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It was after one of his nights with Rachel that the tug-of-war over Josh turned deadly.

  • For a couple of seconds there was a tug-of-war—pull boy, pull pig, and then the hat tore apart.

  • It was the tug-of-war being played with a life as the stakes.

    Auld Licht Idylls | J. M. Barrie
  • It is a tug-of-war, your skill and strength against the muscles of the animal inside the tight shells.

    On the Seashore | R. Cadwallader Smith
  • A nervous tug-of-war was taking place between her right and left hand, with a twisted-up pair of ecru gloves for the cable.

    The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
  • He remembered his watch, his money, and clothes, never recovered after that memorable tug-of-war.

    The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey

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