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綱引き, 綱曳き

Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    tug of war (orig. a form of divination to predict whether the year will be favourable or unfavourable)
    Example sentence
    委員長運ぶんだっけ?」「得点板大玉もう一個引き Mr Chairman, what needs moving next, again? "Scoreboard, giant ball and the tug-of-war rope."
  • Parts of speech
    forward puller (of a rickshaw)
    Example sentence
    国会動きこの問題めぐる与野党政治的綱引きとなった Parliamentary activity has become a political tug of war between the ruling and opposition parties over the issue.

Examples of 綱引き, 綱曳き, つなひき in a sentence

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