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scuffle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scuffle

  1. a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups several chairs were knocked over in the scuffle Synonyms of scuffle battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, fight, skirmish, struggle, tussleWords Related to scuffle pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms of scuffle truce


scuffle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scuffle

  1. 1 to move heavily or clumsily she scuffled along in shoes that were much too large for her Synonyms of scuffle barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, lumber, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeWords Related to scuffle drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms of scuffle drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms of scuffle breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  2. 2 to seize and attempt to unbalance one another for the purpose of achieving physical mastery the burglar and the homeowner briefly scuffled together in the dark Synonyms of scuffle grapple, rassle, wrestle, tussleWords Related to scuffle battle, clash (with), combat, contend, duel, fight, war (against); bash, batter, beat, buffet, hit, punch, slug, strike; box, spar; brawl, skirmish



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