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Synonyms for scuffle

Synonyms for scuffle

to contend with an opponent at close quarters, as by attempting to throw him or her

to drag (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking

a physical conflict involving two or more

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disorderly fighting

a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling

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an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

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walk by dragging one's feet

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fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

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Mowgli stood as quietly as he could, peering through the open work and listening to the furious din of the fight round the Black Panther--the yells and chatterings and scufflings, and Bagheera's deep, hoarse cough as he backed and bucked and twisted and plunged under the heaps of his enemies.
manner of his kind and, scuffling across the room to a table, returned
She was just trying to impress upon her mind that Amoy was two hundred and eighty miles from Hong Kong, when Fun came scuffling back, bearing what she thought was a small sword, till he unfurled an immense fan, and presented it with a string of Chinese compliments, the meaning of which would have amused her even more than the sound, if she could have understood it.
While the flimsy structure was still shaking from the impact I heard the sound of blows, the scuffling of feet upon the floor, and then--it seemed to come from almost within reach of my hand, the sharp shrieking of a woman in mortal agony.
There was a scuffling of feet, and the lantern began to come steadily down the side of the wall.
Kate looked very much perplexed, and was apparently about to ask for further explanation, when a shouting and scuffling noise, as of an elderly gentleman whooping, and kicking up his legs on loose gravel, with great violence, was heard to proceed from the same direction as the former sounds; and before they had subsided, a large cucumber was seen to shoot up in the air with the velocity of a sky-rocket, whence it descended, tumbling over and over, until it fell at Mrs Nickleby's feet.
Closer and closer he edged about, following the movements of the twisting, scuffling combatants.
All the servants were there in the hall--all the dear friend--all the young ladies--the dancing-master who had just arrived; and there was such a scuffling, and hugging, and kissing, and crying, with the hysterical YOOPS of Miss Swartz, the parlour-boarder, from her room, as no pen can depict, and as the tender heart would fain pass over.
Similarly, service being over in the old Cathedral with the square tower, and the choir scuffling out again, and divers venerable persons of rook-like aspect dispersing, two of these latter retrace their steps, and walk together in the echoing Close.
The dust from the trampling, scuffling feet rose in the air, and Mary gasped and coughed and begged Bert to take her away.
But I heard a tumultuous scuffling of boot-soles within.
The people in Laspara's rooms, holding their breath, listened to the desperate scuffling of four men all over the landing; thuds against the walls, a terrible crash against the very door, then all of them went down together with a violence which seemed to shake the whole house.
If they, or Nikolay alone, had murdered them and broken open the boxes, or simply taken part in the robbery, allow me to ask you one question: do their state of mind, their squeals and giggles and childish scuffling at the gate fit in with axes, bloodshed, fiendish cunning, robbery?
15AM PREMIERE Edward Furlong and Monica Keena are among the remnants scuffling for AFTERMATH Sky Movies Premiere 12.
KARACHI -- Rangers opened fire at scuffling couple, killing husband and hurting wife here at Nagan Chowrangi vicinity of the metropolis on Friday.