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scuffle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'scuffle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Scuffle [ n.]
- A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters.
- Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for superiority; a fight.
- A child's pinafore or bib.
- A garden hoe.
2 . Scuffle [ v. i.]
- To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.
- Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard.

Meaning of 'scuffle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . scuffle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- walk by dragging one's feet
Example in sentence:
  • he shuffled out of the room;
  • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall
Meaning (2):
- fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
Example in sentence:
  • the drunken men started to scuffle