Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 285 (Motion given to an object situated behind)

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#285. [Motion given to an object situated behind.] Traction. -- N. traction; drawing &c. v.; draught, pull, haul; rake; "a long pull a strong pull and a pull all together"; towage[obs], haulage.

V. draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow.

wrench, jerk, twitch, touse|; yank [U.S.].

Adj. drawing &c. v.; tractile[obs], tractive.