Scuffle

Definition of Scuffle

Scuf´fle
v. i.1.To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.
[imp. & p. p. Scuffled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scuffling .]
2.Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard.
n.1.A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters.
2.Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for superiority; a fight.
3.A child's pinafore or bib.
4.A garden hoe.

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