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Noun: friction  frik-shun
  1. A state of conflict between persons
    - clash
  2. The resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
    - rubbing
  3. Effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
    - detrition, rubbing

Derived forms: frictions

Type of: conflict, effort, elbow grease, exertion, resistance, sweat [informal], travail [literary]

Encyclopedia: Friction, Baby