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Definition 1: disorderly fighting - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for tussle in the sense of this definition

(tussle 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: make messy or untidy - [verb of contact]

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

  • the child mussed up my hair

Synonyms for tussle in the sense of this definition

(tussle is a kind of ...) destroy the arrangement or order of

"My son disarranged the papers on my desk"

Definition 3: fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters - [verb of contact]

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

  • the drunken men started to scuffle

Synonyms for tussle in the sense of this definition

(tussle 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"

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