traction [trak-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||physical resistance, friction|
|Synonyms:||absorption, adherence, adhesion, constriction, contraction, drag, draught, drawing, grip, haulage, pull, pulling, purchase, resorption, strain, stress, stretch, suck, suction, towage|
|Concept:||[Motion given to an object situated behind] Traction.|
|Category:||4. Motion with reference to direction|
traction; drawing; draught, pull, haul; rake; "a long pull a strong pull and a pull all together"; towage, haulage.
draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow., wrench, jerk, twitch, touse; yank.
drawing; tractile, tractive.
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