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tussle

tus·sle

tussle

 
pronunciation:
tuh sl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tussled, tussles, tussling
definition: to fight or struggle roughly or energetically; scuffle.
The suspect tussled with the police before they could get the handcuffs on him.
synonyms:
scrap, scuffle
similar words:
battle, brawl, broil, fight, fistfight, grapple, struggle, wrestle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rough or energetic physical fight or struggle; scuffle.
synonyms:
scrap, scuffle
similar words:
brawl, broil, donnybrook, fight, fistfight, fisticuffs, fray, free-for-all, melee, set-to, struggle
definition 2: any rough or energetic struggle, conflict, or the like.
You'll have a long tussle with the administration if you try to get that approved.
synonyms:
fight, struggle
similar words:
battle, conflict, contention, set-to, skirmish, strife