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tussle

Synonyms of tussle in English:

noun

  • 1 in the ensuing tussle his glasses were smashed
    Irish , North American , & Australian donnybrook
    Law , dated affray
    informal scrap, dust-up, punch-up, set-to, shindy, shindig, run-in, spat, ruck, ruckus
    British informal ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy
    British informal , Football afters
    Scottish informal rammy, swedge
    North American informal roughhouse
    Australian/New Zealand informal stoush
    archaic broil, miff
  • 2 an acrimonious tussle between the two departments
  • verb

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  • demonstrators tussled with police
    informal scrap, have a dust-up, have a punch-up, have a set-to
    North American informal rough-house
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