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scuffle

scuf·fle

scuffle

 
 
pronunciation:
skuh fl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: scuffled, scuffles, scuffling
definition: to take part in a brief, confused fight.
Several people scuffled in the parking lot.
similar words:
scrap
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a brief, confused fight among a few people.
When some boys grabbed his book, he started a scuffle.
similar words:
scrap, scrape
derivation: scufflingly (adv.)