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Meaning of "tug-of-love" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TUG-OF-LOVE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUG-OF-LOVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tug-Of-Love is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TUG-OF-LOVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of tug-of-love in the English dictionary

The definition of tug-of-love in the dictionary is a conflict over custody of a child between divorced parents or between natural parents and foster or adoptive parents.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUG-OF-LOVE

tuft
tuftaffeta
tuftaffety
tufted
tufted duck
tufted loosestrife
tufter
tuftily
tufty
tug
tug-of-war
tugboat
Tugela
tugged
tugger
tugging
tuggingly
tughrik
tugless
tugrik

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUG-OF-LOVE

clove
declaration of love
fall in love
for love
foxglove
free love
glove
hand in glove
in love
love
make love
mother love
oven glove
puppy love
romantic love
self-love
smother-love
tough love
truelove
unlove

Synonyms and antonyms of tug-of-love in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tug-of-love» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUG-OF-LOVE

Find out the translation of tug-of-love to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tug-of-love from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tug-of-love» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拔河的爱情
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tira y amor
570 millions of speakers

English

tug-of-love
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tug- के प्यार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساحبة من بين الحب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перетягивание любви
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cabo-de- amor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হেঁচকা অফ প্রেম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

remorqueur de l´amour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tug-of-love
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tug-of -love
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

綱引きの愛
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

예인선 - 의 - 사랑
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tug-of-love
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kéo co tình yêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இழுபறிக்கு காதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टग-ऑफ-प्रेयसी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

halat çekme aşk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tug - of-love
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Tug -of - miłości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перетягування любові
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

remorcher - de - dragoste
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρυμουλκό - του - αγάπη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sleep-of - liefde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tug -of -love
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tug -of -love
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tug-of-love

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUG-OF-LOVE»

The term «tug-of-love» is used very little and occupies the 155.398 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUG-OF-LOVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tug-of-love

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUG-OF-LOVE»

Discover the use of tug-of-love in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tug-of-love and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tug of Love
The day after King Street Kennels returns Jason, a Labrador found roaming the local dog show, to a loving family, Mr. Scott, a professional breeder, arrives with the papers to prove that Jason--or rather Junior--is his dog.
Jenny Dale, 2000
2
Tug of Love
Honest with a genuine wit at play, this heartfelt romantic fiction unveils the underpinnings of a marriage coming undone.
Giselle Lumas, 2007
3
Tug of Love
Raini Daye, a vagabond-lifestyle photographer, returns to her ex-husband's small hometown in Kansas at the request of her secret friend, his mother.
Starla Kaye, 2000
4
Tug of Love (Mills & Boon Modern) (Penny Jordan Collection)
Penny Jordan. About the Author PENNY JORDAN is one of Mills & Boon's most popular authors. Sadly, Penny died from cancer on 31st December 2011, aged sixty-five. She leaves an outstanding legacy, having sold over a hundred million ...
Penny Jordan, 2013
5
Mummy, Take Me Home: A Mother's Tug-of-Love Torment
'Mummy, take me home,' sobbed little Jasmine Chapman as she was ripped from her mother's arms.
David Leslie, 2011
6
Tug of Love
Love, lust and litigation - a riveting romance so addictive it should be illegal!
Allie Spencer, 2012
7
Servants of the Underground
The tug-of-war was more like a tug-of-love; it was a battle to succeed in love and to discover what was hidden underneath the surface of her beauty. So Kalamchi struggled with the rope but to no avail. He called for a recess from the tug-of-love  ...
David Ssembajjo, 2011
8
A Divine Dance of Madness
“I have lost my son,” I sobbed in the church, after having a “tug-of-love” battle with Walter at the church door. I had walked with Walter as far as the Catholic church, and he was being insistent that Gabriel stayed with him whilst I went away, then ...
Mairi Colme, 2011
9
Whispers from the Shadows
This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in a new series from Roseanna M. White. Whispers from the Shadows combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the War of 1812.
Roseanna M. White, 2013
10
Tug of Love
After the death of her mother, Maria is torn between her father and her boyfriend and risks losing them both.
Pam Lyons, Anita Eires, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUG-OF-LOVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tug-of-love is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tug-of-love children must be returned to mother in Australia, says …
... Australia, says judge. Four children at the centre of a tug-of-love fight must leave the UK and return to their mother in Australia, a family court judge has ruled. 0 ... «BT.com, Jul 15»
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Mother goes missing with three-year-old son after tug-of-love case
A mother and her three-year-old son have gone into hiding after a judge ruled the boy should be handed over to his father, it can be reported for the first time. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
3
Erdington schoolgirl Jessica Monkman back in the UK after tug-of
A Birmingham schoolgirl at the centre of a transatlantic tug-of-love has returned to the UK from America. Jessica Monkman, from Erdington, was spirited away to ... «Birmingham Mail, Jun 15»
4
Transsexual loses tug-of-love fight
A nine-year-old girl conceived by donor insemination found herself at the centre of family court litigation after one of her two "mothers" set up home with a ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
Transfer Watch: Milner to face tug-of-love with interest from Arsenal …
The rumours keep on coming with Arsenal and Liverpool both interested in luring James Milner to their respective clubs with the player looking at his options ... «Football.co.uk, May 15»
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Tug-of-love victim freed from jail over weapon possession thanks to …
A 27-year-old man snatched as a child has been freed by a court after a judge said he may still need help in coming to terms with what happened to him. Nathan ... «WalesOnline, Apr 15»
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Man snatched from home as child in 'tug-of-love' battle caught with …
A boy who became a "tug-of-love" child after being snatched from his Welsh home nearly 20 years ago may need help to cope as an adult, a judge has said. «Mirror.co.uk, Jan 15»
8
Tug-of-love child sent back to UK
Pretoria - A judge has made it very clear that the courts will not undermine the objectives of The Hague Convention (to which South Africa is a signatory) when it ... «Independent Online, Dec 14»
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British tug-of-love mum launches campaign to be reunited with her …
A British mum forced to leave her son in Dubai has launched a campaign to be reunited with him. Afsana Lachaux, 46, returned home without Louis, four, in May ... «Mirror.co.uk, Sep 14»
10
Texas dog in tug-of-love after being found roaming the streets of …
A tiny white Maltese has become caught in a 2,000 mile tug-of-love between the Texas family that lost him seven years ago and the family in Washington state ... «Chron.com, Jul 14»

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