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Definition 1: disorderly fighting - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for scuffle in the sense of this definition

(scuffle is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition 2: an unceremonious and disorganized struggle - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for scuffle in the sense of this definition

(scuffle is a kind of ...) an energetic attempt to achieve something

"getting through the crowd was a real struggle" "he fought a battle for recognition"

Definition 3: a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for scuffle in the sense of this definition

(scuffle is a kind of ...) a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle

Definition 4: fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters - [verb of contact]

Samples where scuffle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the drunken men started to scuffle

Synonyms for scuffle in the sense of this definition

(scuffle is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

Definition 5: walk by dragging one's feet - [verb of motion]

Samples where scuffle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shuffled out of the room
  • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

Synonyms for scuffle in the sense of this definition

(scuffle is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

(... is a kind of scuffle ) walk without lifting the feet

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