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roughhouse

[ noun ruhf-hous; verb ruhf-hous, -houz ]
/ noun 藞r蕦f藢ha蕣s; verb 藞r蕦f藢ha蕣s, -藢ha蕣z /
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noun, plural rough路hous路es [ruhf-hou-ziz]. /藞r蕦f藢ha蕣 z瑟z/.
rough, disorderly playing, especially indoors.
verb (used without object), rough路housed [ruhf-houst, -houzd], /藞r蕦f藢ha蕣st, -藢ha蕣zd/, rough路hous路ing [ruhf-hou-sing, -zing]. /藞r蕦f藢ha蕣 s瑟艐, -z瑟艐/.
to engage in rough, disorderly play.
verb (used with object), rough路housed [ruhf-houst, -houzd], /藞r蕦f藢ha蕣st, -藢ha蕣zd/, rough路hous路ing [ruhf-hou-sing, -zing]. /藞r蕦f藢ha蕣 s瑟艐, -z瑟艐/.
to handle roughly but with playful intent: to roughhouse the cat.
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Origin of roughhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1885鈥90; rough + house
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British Dictionary definitions for roughhouse

roughhouse
/ (藞r蕦f藢ha蕣s) slang /

noun
rough, disorderly, or noisy behaviour
verb
to treat (someone) in a boisterous or rough way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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