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American English: /ˈskəfəl/
British English: /ˈskʌf(ə)l/

Translation of scuffle in Spanish:


intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (have skirmish)
    police and demonstrators scuffled
    hubo una escaramuza entre policías y manifestantes
    Example sentences
    • The inevitability of globalization was evident even to the demonstrators who scuffled with armed Swiss national police units in seeking to disrupt the proceedings.
    • Outside the hotel where the auction took place Tuesday, several protesters scuffled with security guards when they tried to push into the ballroom to block the sales.
    • Two campers are scuffling with each other off to one side.
    1.2 (move quickly) mice scuffling around in the attic
    ratones correteando por el desván
    Example sentences
    • They scuffled and banged around downstairs for a few minutes, but then they were gone.
    • Cole scuffled over, his hands in his pockets and his eyes downcast.
    • Then, having lost her nerve already by her mother's harsh words, she scuffled back towards the exit in retreat.

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