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tussle

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noun tus·sle \ˈtə-səl\

Simple Definition of tussle

  • : a short fight or struggle

  • : an argument or a dispute

Full Definition of tussle

  1. 1 :  a physical contest or struggle :  scuffle

  2. 2 :  an intense argument, controversy, or struggle

Examples of tussle

  1. The suspect was arrested after a tussle with a security guard.

  2. a tussle for control of the company

  3. The President is in for another tussle with Congress.



1629

First Known Use of tussle

1629

Rhymes with tussle


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tussle

intransitive verb tus·sle

Simple Definition of tussle

  • : to fight or struggle with (someone) by grabbing or pushing

  • : to argue or compete with (someone)

Full Definition of tussle

tus·sledtus·sling play \-s(ə-)liŋ\

  1. :  to struggle roughly :  scuffle

Examples of tussle

  1. The two basketball players tussled for the ball.

  2. The residents of the neighborhood tussled with city hall for years about the broken parking meters.



Origin of tussle

Middle English (Scots) tussillen, frequentative of Middle English -tusen, -tousen to tousle — more at touse


First Known Use: 1638


TUSSLE Defined for Kids

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tussle

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noun tus·sle \ˈtə-səl\

Definition of tussle

  1. 1 :  a short fight or struggle

  2. 2 :  a rough argument or a struggle against difficult odds




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tussle

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verb tus·sle

Definition of tussle

tus·sledtus·sling

  1. 1 :  to struggle roughly :  scuffle

  2. 2 :  to argue or compete with





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