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scuffle (v.)

"to push or fight in a disorderly manner," 1570s, probably a frequentative form of scuff, of Scandinavian origin. Related: Scuffled; scuffling. As a noun c. 1600, from the verb.

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Definitions of scuffle
1
scuffle (n.)
disorderly fighting;
Synonyms: hassle / tussle / dogfight / rough-and-tumble
scuffle (n.)
a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling;
Synonyms: scuffle hoe / Dutch hoe
scuffle (n.)
an unceremonious and disorganized struggle;
Synonyms: scramble
2
scuffle (v.)
walk by dragging one's feet;
Synonyms: shuffle / shamble
scuffle (v.)
fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters;
the drunken men started to scuffle
Synonyms: tussle
From wordnet.princeton.edu