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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


Synonymsscramble


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.


Synonymstussle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle









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