Definition of Scuffle

1. Noun. Disorderly fighting.

Exact synonyms: Dogfight, Hassle, Rough-and-tumble, Tussle
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap
Derivative terms: Tussle



2. Verb. Walk by dragging one's feet. "The children scuffle to the playground"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
Exact synonyms: Shamble, Shuffle
Generic synonyms: Walk
Specialized synonyms: Drag, Scuff
Derivative terms: Shamble, Shambling, Shuffle, Shuffler, Shuffling

3. Noun. A hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling.
Exact synonyms: Dutch Hoe, Scuffle Hoe
Generic synonyms: Hoe

4. Verb. Fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters. "The drunken men started to scuffle"
Exact synonyms: Tussle
Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle
Derivative terms: Tussle

5. Noun. An unceremonious and disorganized struggle.
Exact synonyms: Scramble
Generic synonyms: Battle, Struggle
Derivative terms: Scramble

Definition of Scuffle

1. v. i. To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.

2. n. A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters.

Definition of Scuffle

1. Noun. A rough disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters ¹

2. Noun. A Dutch hoe, manipulated by both pushing and pulling ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To walk with a shuffling gait. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scuffle

1. to struggle in a rough, confused manner [v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scuffle

scudi
scudler
scudlers
scudo
scudoes
scudos
scuds
scuff
scuff mark
scuffball
scuffballs
scuffed
scuffer
scuffers
scuffing
scuffle (current term)
scuffle hoe
scuffled
scuffler
scufflers
scuffles
scuffling
scuffs
scuft
scufts
scug
scugged
scugging
scugs
scul

Literary usage of Scuffle

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"One would suppose a silly pen A shabby weapon in a scuffle ; But yet the pen of ... I grant that some by tongue or pen Are daily, hourly, in a scuffle ; But ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The defendant grabbed the barrel of the gun and endeavored to wrest It from the deceased's hand, and, In the scuffle which followed, the defendant-shot the ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"At the worst done in a scuffle ; possibly in a fall." " Most people, as I think you will find, will call it murder, ..."

4. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke (1864)
"The Lie of the Country.—Rhinoceros-stalking.—scuffle of Villagers over a Carcass. —Chief "Short-legs" and his Successor.—Buffalo-shooting.—Getting Lost. ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Cf. scuffle, which is the frequentative of Swed. skuffa, to push, shove. See scuffle. Shroud. (E.) , . ..."

6. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke (1863)
"TsE LIE OF THE COUNTRY—RHINOCEROS-STALKING—scuffle OF VILLAGERS OVER A CARCASS—CHIEF "SHORT-LEGS" AND HIS SUCCESSOR BUFFALO-SHOOTING GETTING LOST—A ..."

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