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English noun: scuffle

1. scuffle (act) disorderly fighting

Synonymsdogfight, hassle, rough-and-tumble, tussle

Broader (hypernym)combat, fight, fighting, scrap

2. scuffle (artifact) a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling

SynonymsDutch hoe, scuffle hoe

Broader (hypernym)hoe

3. scuffle (act) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle


Broader (hypernym)battle, struggle

English verb: scuffle

1. scuffle (motion) walk by dragging one's feet

SamplesHe shuffled out of the room.
We heard his feet shuffling down the hall.

ExamplesThe children scuffle to the playground

Synonymsshamble, shuffle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)drag, scuff

2. scuffle (contact) fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

SamplesThe drunken men started to scuffle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle

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