verb (used without object), scuf·fled, scuf·fling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM scufflescuffler, nounscuf·fling·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for scuffle
The 23-year-old bystander said the scuffle caught her eye and that she started filming because she felt it was “wrong” that police were “messing with someone.”'America's Is on Trial' as Derek Chauvin Faces Justice in the Death of George Floyd|Melissa Chan|March 29, 2021|Time
Given all this history, the complaint filed against Lieber and the dispute over hiring outside counsel appears to mark a continuation — and certainly an escalation — of previous scuffles.Big Changes, Tensions Roil Fallbrook Union Elementary School Board|Will Fritz|March 2, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Of those who were caught in the scuffle, many were teenagers, students, civic activists, and pensioners.Beijing/Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities as Demonstrations Continue|Ben Leung|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A scuffle with a teacher results in an arrest and expulsion, and Jameis is sent to juvenile detention for assault charges.Are Black Students Unruly? Or is America Just Racist?|Jamelle Bouie|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There had been a scuffle at school; well, a scuffle after football practice is more precise.Ben Carson Was a Role Model for Black Teens Until He Sold Out to the Right|Joshua DuBois|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sharpton later accused Ryan of kicking a blind man in a scuffle with demonstrators.Al Sharpton’s Long Bill of Goods, From Tawana Brawley to Primetime|Stuart Stevens|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even young people who had never experienced conflict before this last scuffle in November handled it better than I did.
There was a scuffle, and Black Sheep was torn off the body by Harry and some colleagues, and cuffed home tingling but exultant.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
From within the chamber came the sounds of a scuffle, a man's soft laugh, and a girl's softer intercession.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Digby in the scuffle, while bravely trying to escape, let go his whip, which fell to the ground unperceived by his captors.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
At the noise of the scuffle, OLeary and the others came precipitately in from the studio, believing that another assault was on.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
The scream was followed by a fall, a short scuffle, repeated stabbings, and violent breathing mixed with low groans.Overland|John William De Forest