Friction

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Definition

friction: abrasion, rubbing, wearing away; conflict
noun
The budget cuts are bound to cause some friction in the department. It's sure to produce some conflict among the employees.
There's always been some friction between Susie and Philip. They have always had lots of difficulties in their relationship.

Examples

  • "I'm not sure how you work together, but sometimes a little friction can create a more positive work environment."

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