verb (used without object), scuf·fled, scuf·fling.
Related formsscuf·fler, nounscuf·fling·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for scuffle
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
On the surface, the scuffle merely reflected differing opinions about the arguments deployed last week at the Supreme Court.
In a scuffle he was stronger and more active than the boys, but in the race they were the more fleet.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
Then she sprang for her dressing curtain and began to scuffle into her clothes.The Hills of Desire|Richard Aumerle Maher
In the scuffle Dick lost his long coat, letting it go rather than be seized by one of the thieves.The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade|Harry Moore
Sometimes toast and dripping, and there used to be a scuffle for that.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
I moved away, smiling at the old rector's loyalty to the Father of his Country, when I heard a scuffle behind me.Some Personal Reminiscences of Service in the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac|Hampton Sidney Thomas