Definition of Tussle

1. Noun. Disorderly fighting.

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



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

3. Verb. Make messy or untidy. "The child mussed up my hair"
Exact synonyms: Muss
Generic synonyms: Disarrange
Derivative terms: Muss

Definition of Tussle

1. v. i. & t. To struggle, as in sport; to scuffle; to struggle with.

2. n. A struggle; a scuffle.

Definition of Tussle

1. Noun. A physical fight or struggle. ¹

2. Verb. To have a tussle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tussle

1. to struggle [v -SLED, -SLING, -SLES] - See also: struggle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussle

tussars
tusseh
tussehs
tusser
tussers
tusses
tussic
tussicular
tussiculation
tussigenic
tussis
tussises
tussive
tussive fremitus
tussive syncope
tussle (current term)
tussled
tussles
tussling
tussock
tussock bellflower
tussock caterpillar
tussock moth
tussocked
tussocker
tussockers
tussocks
tussocky
tussor
tussore

Literary usage of Tussle

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1. Life in Danbury: Being a Brief But Comprehensive Record of the Doings of a by James Montgomery Bailey (1873)
"... while the exhausted grocer sits on the lowest seat and exercises hn faculties in a magnificent but impotent tussle witt the credit system. ..."

2. The Okavango River: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration and Adventure by Charles John Andersson (1861)
"tussle with the Lion while on the Ground.—Terribly mutilated.—The Lion shot by D while mangling his Victim.—The Narrator's Account confirmed by his runaway ..."

3. Sporting Adventures in the New World, Or, Days and Nights of Moose-hunting by Campbell Hardy (1855)
"... a-head—A tussle with a Trout—Pitching the Camp—Islands in the Lake—A merry meal. NOVA SCOTIA, as has been before observed, is thickly sprinkled with ..."

4. Sporting Adventures in the New World, Or, Days and Nights of Moose-hunting by Campbell Hardy (1855)
"Nova Scotian Lakes—Commencement of Fly-Fishing— A Professional Angler—Margaret's Bay Road—Spruce Beer—A Rock a-head—A tussle with a Trout—Pitching the ..."

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