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trak shuhn

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

  • The ice bike has no plastic parts (which would freeze and shatter in the extreme conditions), and the superfat, low-pressure tires provide traction in situations that would make a .
  • View the tag "cloud" to see which stories are gaining traction (the headline appears bigger).
  • It was actually a five wheeler, with the dinky 2-hp Briggs and Stratton engine driving a traction wheel on the back, like a boat's outboard motor.
News & Articles

  • From the West looking East: ‘Tents’ in need of revival
    Three words for some thoughtful young Republicans concerned about the future of their party: Save your breath. Those worried that the GOP is losing traction with young voters know exactly who runs the party today: its most reactionary — meaning least conciliatory — faction in generations. So the College Republican National Committee could have saved precious ink and said “the heck with” rather ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Sierra Vista Herald
  • RMI Selects Tech PR Agency Write2Market to Share Its Industry Leadership Journey
    The Southeast’s client acquisition leader whose clients include Carter’s / OshKosh B’gosh, Spanx and Service Master taps tech public relations firm Write2Market to help gain traction in 50+ marketing and more. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Controversial Arts District Brewpub Approved
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A city zoning administrator has approved a controversial proposal from Downtown bar proprietor Cedd Moses to develop a brewpub on Traction Avenue in the Arts District, despite a
    June 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Downtown News

  • Barack Obama in AFP
    Ralph Nader's trying to get attention. He's become a perennial political candidate,Obama said last week. "There's a better way to get some traction than to make an inflammatory statement like the one he made."
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Chicago Tribune
    I was just incredibly pleased for the show,Ivanek said backstage. "It's a little tougher for a cable show to get the same traction as a network show."
  • Grant Barrett in Forbes
    Are you tracking the term `toe-tapper?' That's gotten more traction than `wide stance' so far,Barrett said. "They both have too much cachet. They're political, social, new, slangy and a little naughty."

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