Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scuffle

3 senses of scuffle

Sense 1
hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble -- (disorderly fighting)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Sense 2
scuffle, scuffle hoe, Dutch hoe -- (a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling)
       => hoe -- (a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle)

Sense 3
scramble, scuffle -- (an unceremonious and disorganized struggle)
       => struggle, battle -- (an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scuffle

2 senses of scuffle

Sense 1
shuffle, scuffle, shamble -- (walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 2
scuffle, tussle -- (fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the drunken men started to scuffle")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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