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

1 sense of tussle

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")

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

2 senses of tussle

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
muss, tussle -- (make messy or untidy; "the child mussed up my hair")
       => disarrange -- (destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk")

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