tussle

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Synonyms for tussle

Synonyms for tussle

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

a physical conflict involving two or more

Synonyms for tussle

fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

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make messy or untidy

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TV replays suggest the midfielder, currently on bail over three assault charges, aimed a swipe at the Scottish forward as they tussled in the penalty area early on.
A member of the Refounded Communist Party, Luxuria, nee Wladimiro Guadagno, is a former gay pride parade organizer from Rome who famously tussled with Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of the late dictator, on TV during the campaign.
JAMIE GAVE a very gracious speech and Bill Danforth tussled with security as he tried to mount the stage amidst cries of, "We won, 'cause we had the most fun!" Everyone jammed down to the basement where Jake pressed the flesh, Tommy wrestled all comers, and the Mystery Guests met their eager, grown-up fans.
The Charlton midfielder insists there was no malice involved as the pair tussled for the ball and explained they had shaken hands on the field and thought nothing further of it.
Mr Livingstone again denied claims that he had manhandled his pregnant girlfriend Emma Beal, tussled with fellow guest Robin Hedges, 35, and fled the scene before police arrived.
She tussled with the kidnapper who eventually let the child go.