I am wondering what verb native speakers would use to collocate the noun "tug-of-war".
For example, "Children like to _______ the contest -tug-of-war."
Is it idiomatic to say "play"? Besides that, may I have more learning?
Thanks a lot!
Ah, now that Rover has replied, I looked at the article (rather than assuming you were referring to ewie's use of tug-of-war match in post 4). As the name of the sport/contest, I agree that it can be used with or without hyphens.