tug at [sth]vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(yank or pull on [sth]) (物)
tug-of-war, tug of war, tug-o-war, tug o' warnnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(game: pulling on rope) (ゲーム)
The heaviest people are at the back in games of tug-of-war.
tug-of-war, tug of warnnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (struggle, competition)
決戦 、 激しい争い 名
They will not get anything done until they cease this tug-of-war and start pulling in the same direction.