Examples of scuffle in a Sentence
Children scuffled on the playground.
Small creatures scuffled in the underbrush.
Recent Examples of scuffle from the Web
Sam Darnold was incredible in 2016, throwing for 3,086 yards and 31 scores against just nine interceptions, and leading a scuffling USC team to nine straight wins, capped by an epic effort in the Rose Bowl.
He was sent back to the minors, continued to scuffle and was eventually taken off the 40-man roster.
Not so friendly skies: Airline drama continued, as hundreds of passengers reportedly screamed and scuffled with police at a Florida airport following flight cancellations by Spirit Airlines.
The 49ers took exception to the hit and players from both teams started scuffling.
The Cavaliers scuffled to start the season but made a major splash with a 130-122 win in Washington over the Wizards on Friday behind 57 points from LeBron James.
Springer, now 28, scuffled badly all October, and that continued through the first game of the World Series.
Jim McElwain is scuffling in his third season in Gainesville.
But before play resumed, Cabrera and New York catcher Austin Romine scuffled near home plate.
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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
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