tussle

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Etymology[edit]

Related to tousle.

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Noun[edit]

tussle (plural tussles)

  1. A physical fight or struggle.
    • 2011 January 8, Paul Fletcher, “Stevenage 3 - 1 Newcastle”, BBC:
      And the visiting side appeared to settle quickly as Wayne Routledge, who had a tough tussle with Stevenage left-back Scott Laird, delivered an early cross that Barton drilled goalwards, forcing a decent save from Chris Day.
    • 1994, Walter Dean Myers, The Glory Field[1], ISBN 978054505575, page 32:
      ..., two young men—field hands—got into a tussle with a white man.

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Verb[edit]

tussle (third-person singular simple present tussles, present participle tussling, simple past and past participle tussled)

  1. To have a tussle.
    The two sets of fans were tussling before the game.
    • 2011 October 22, Sam Sheringham, “Aston Villa 1 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      Olsson and Herd tussled off the ball at a free-kick before Olsson fell to the ground. Assistant referee Darren Cann signalled for a penalty and Dowd sent Herd off to the amazement of the Villa faithful.

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