Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for tussle

tussle

[ tuhs-uhl ]

verb (used without object)

, tus·sled, tus·sling.
  1. to struggle or fight roughly or vigorously; wrestle; scuffle.


noun

  1. a rough physical contest or struggle; scuffle.
  2. any vigorous or determined struggle, conflict, etc.:

    I had quite a tussle with that chemistry exam.

tussle

/ ˈtʌsəl /

verb

  1. intr to fight or wrestle in a vigorous way; struggle


noun

  1. a vigorous fight; scuffle; struggle

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of tussle1

1425–75; late Middle English (north and Scots ) tusillen, derivative ( -le ) of tusen to touse

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of tussle1

C15: related to Old High German zūsen ; see tousle

Discover More

Example Sentences

His enrollment in the British Army in April 2006 certainly helped keep him out of the public eye for weeks at a time, but there was another tussle with photographers outside a nightclub in 2007.

Either way, it is safe to say that Google’s near-to-medium-term future will be defined by tussles with governments across the world.

From Digiday

The power tussle ramped up as cases began sharply climbing in Kentucky in August with the rise of the delta variant.

If you’re a multiple-cat household, consider toys that are best for two or more cats in order to avoid any tussles.

Now there’s a device that does away with the toked-up tussle.

From Ozy

But first, there's a tussle with the senior senator from Arizona to take care of.

They would rustle and tussle it for like three minutes and that was it!

Without his high-school wrestling experience, she might have won the tussle.

Behind the scenes the speech was the subject of an intense tussle.

Both Parks and Brechneff tussle with the idea of being almost insiders.

Streams which a boy could wade last March would now give an elephant a tussle.

There was a terrible tussle, but the white man finally killed his huge enemy.

"I'm quite sure that I don't want another sich a tussle," meditated the Deacon.

After the friendly tussle, the mother and daughter continued on their journey to the forks of the Shaeyela.

However the reis pluckily led the way, and seized him by the hind leg, when the crowd of men rushed in, and we had a grand tussle.

Advertisement

Related Words

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


tussivetussock