scuffle

Part of speech: verb

To struggle roughly or confusedly.

Part of speech: noun

A disorderly struggle; fracas.

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Usage examples "scuffle":

  1. There was a swift scuffle, very soft of movement. - "Gunman's Reckoning", Max Brand.
  2. There was a parting scuffle. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. For a little Dunn waited, crouching above him and listening for the least sound to show that their brief scuffle had been heard. - "The Bittermeads Mystery", E. R. Punshon.