tussle
I. noun Date: 1629 1. a physical contest or struggle ; scuffle 2. an intense argument, controversy, or struggle II. intransitive verb (tussled; tussling) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) tussillen, frequentative of Middle English -tusen, -tousen to tousle — more at touse Date: 1638 to struggle roughly ; scuffle

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  • tussle — ► NOUN ▪ a vigorous struggle or scuffle. ► VERB ▪ engage in a tussle. ORIGIN perhaps from dialect touse «handle roughly», the root also of TOUSLE(Cf. ↑tousle) …   English terms dictionary

  • Tussle — Tus sle, v. i. & t. [See {Tousle}.] To struggle, as in sport; to scuffle; to struggle with. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tussle — (v.) late 15c., Scottish and northern English variant of touselen (see TOUSLE (Cf. tousle)). Related: Tussled; tussling. The noun is first recorded 1620s but rare before 19c …   Etymology dictionary

  • tussle — vb *wrestle, grapple, scuffle Analogous words: *contend, fight: *resist, combat, withstand, oppose: compete, vie, *rival …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tussle — [tus′əl] vi. tussled, tussling [LME tussillen, freq. of tusen (in comp.), to pull: see TOUSLE] to fight, struggle, contend, etc. vigorously or vehemently; wrestle; scuffle n. a vigorous or vehement struggle or contest; scuffle …   English World dictionary

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