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scuffle

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • several chairs were knocked over in the scuffle

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scuffle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of scuffle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move heavily or clumsily
  • she scuffled along in shoes that were much too large for her

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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

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The first known use of scuffle was in 1590

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“Scuffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scuffle. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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