rassle

verb
ras·​sle | \ ˈra-səl How to pronounce rassle (audio) \
rassled; rassling; rassles

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Examples of rassle in a Sentence

the boys would rassle and roughhouse for hours on end

First Known Use of rassle

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rassle

by alteration

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The first known use of rassle was in 1758

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“Rassle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rassle?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=w&file=wrestl01. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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