I had moved to L.A. and gotten a little bit of traction there, and I think my manager parlayed that into an audition.
Guggenheim has been monitoring reaction to the Cain allegations and had not noticed them getting any traction as of Thursday.
Riders get traction control, electronic suspension adjustment, and a ride-by-wire throttle.
early 15c., "a drawing or pulling" (originally the pulling of a dislocated limb to reposition it), from Medieval Latin tractionem (nominative tractio) "a drawing" (mid-13c.), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)). Sense of "rolling friction of a vehicle" first appears 1825.
traction trac·tion (trāk'shən)
The act of drawing or pulling.
A pulling force.
A sustained pull applied mechanically, especially to the arm, leg, or neck, to correct fractured or dislocated bones, to overcome muscle spasms, or to relieve pressure.