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Noun: tussle  tú-s(u)l
  1. Disorderly fighting
    - hassle, scuffle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble
Verb: tussle  tú-s(u)l
  1. Fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
    "the drunken men started to tussle";
    - scuffle, brawl, stoush [Austral, NZ]
     
  2. Make messy or untidy
    "the child tussled up my hair";
    - muss [N. Amer]

Derived forms: tussles, tussling, tussled

Type of: combat, contend, disarrange, fight, fighting, scrap, struggle

Encyclopedia: Tussle