tussle

Part of speech: verb

To have a tussle with; contend.

Part of speech: noun

A disorderly struggle; scuffle.

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Usage examples "tussle":

  1. There was a lively tussle, but he gained his case; immediately after which he made, in another quarter, a donation of the contested sum. - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
  2. Then came a life and death tussle. - "Lord John in New York", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  3. If it had come to a hand- to- hand tussle, he could have broken the slim young Italian in two. - "The Intriguers", William Le Queux.