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Synonyms for traction
ˈtræk ʃəntrac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grip, traction, adhesive frictionnoun

    the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

    clutch, grip, bag, clench, bobby pin, travelling bag, handle, hold, handgrip, adhesive friction, hairgrip, clasp, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, suitcase

  2. tractionnoun

    (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing

    "his leg was in traction for several days"

    adhesive friction, grip

Editors Contribution

  1. gription

    a sticky grip when in contact with slippery surfaces

    "i need new tires, the old one's have lost their gription/traction"

    Submitted by acronimous on May 6, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tractionnoun

    drawing, pulling, draught

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "traction":

    tensile, tractive, pull, tension, adhesion

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  1. Mark Rhinard:

    If it's pretty bad, I don't think it's going to have any traction with EU members.

  2. Jay Williams:

    I think anytime you can get on TV with a negative message and are able to put significant resources behind it, it's effective, if the coronavirus wasn't all the world was consumed with right now, I can see it getting more traction.

  3. Rhoda Alexander:

    It is worth noting that vendors on the Android side of the business have struggled to gain traction with 12-inch and larger slate tablets. Apple’s approach is experience oriented, so IHS expects the launch will be paired with a well-developed use case for the larger size, and new applications that take full advantage of the larger screen area.

  4. Tony Scherrer:

    A whole slew of (future) blockbuster drugs are getting traction today, the pipelines look great.

  5. Michael McCaul:

    There are issues I know they are particularly interested in, so we will get traction in those areas. a silent war is waged against us in cyber space – if we don’t shape it, it will be shaped against us.

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