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roughhouse

play
noun rough·house \ˈrəf-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of roughhouse

  1. :  violence or rough boisterous play

Examples of roughhouse in a Sentence

  1. their parents simply wouldn't tolerate any roughhouse in the living room

First Known Use of roughhouse

1882


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roughhouse

play
verb rough·house \-ˌhau̇s, -ˌhau̇z\

Definition of roughhouse

roughhoused

;

roughhousing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat in a boisterously rough manner

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to engage in roughhouse

Examples of roughhouse in a Sentence

  1. The kids were roughhousing in the living room.

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First Known Use of roughhouse

1898


ROUGHHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

roughhouse

play
verb

Definition of roughhouse for English Language Learners

  • : to play in a rough and noisy way



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