Pulling vs Traction - What's the difference?

pulling | traction |


As verbs the difference between pulling and traction

is that pulling is while traction is to apply a sustained pull to (a limb, etc).

As nouns the difference between pulling and traction

is that pulling is the act by which something is pulled while traction is the act of pulling something along a surface using motive power.

pulling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is pulled.
  • traction

    English

    (traction)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of pulling something along a surface using motive power
  • the condition of being so pulled
  • Grip
  • the pulling power of an engine or animal
  • the adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
  • (medicine) a mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb
  • (business) the extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved
  • (politics) popular support
  • Derived terms

    * subtraction * traction engine * tractive

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply a sustained pull to (a limb, etc.).