Examples of scuffle in a Sentence
Children scuffled on the playground.
Small creatures scuffled in the underbrush.
Recent Examples of scuffle from the Web
Some of the counterprotesters scuffled with police, officers used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse them, and 22 people were arrested.
Also, torch-bearing protesters scuffled with opposition demonstrators Friday night on the grounds of the University of Virginia.
Weeks before the election, two Turzai campaign workers, looking to get footage of Klink scowling for TV ads, scuffled with Klink and a staffer outside a social club.
All year long, Moss had scuffled, plagued by strikeouts and poor at-bats.
Neighbors reported hearing a man and woman scuffling and arguing loudly and a female screaming for help.
The vigil at Arcade-Victoria Park, attended by several hundred people, was without incident until the end, when cursing and then scuffling happened, said Capt.
And what of J.P. Crawford, the next Jimmy Rollins who is scuffling around at .204 in Lehigh Valley, or Nick Pivetta, whose 1.41 ERA for the IronPigs ballooned to 5.40 against major-league batters?
Saunders, who signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia in January, has scuffled this season while hitting only .205 with a paltry .257 on-base percentage.
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Origin and Etymology of scuffle
First Known Use: 1590See Words from the same year
Synonymsbarge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, lumber, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudge
Antonymsbreeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk
Related Wordsdrag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)
Near Antonymsdrift, float, hang, hover, poise, waft
SCUFFLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scuffle for English Language Learners
: to fight briefly and usually not very seriously
: to move quickly and with short steps
SCUFFLE Defined for Kids
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