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scuffle

noun [C] uk   /ˈskʌf.l̩/ us  
a short and sudden fight, especially one involving a small number of people: Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National League contest.
scuffle
verb [I] uk   us  
The youths scuffled with the policeman, then escaped down the lane.
Translations of “scuffle”
in Spanish riña, pelea, escaramuza…
in French bagarre…
in German die Rauferei…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指少數人的)短暫扭打,小衝突…
in Russian потасовка…
in Turkish itiş kakış, arbede, dövüş…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指少数人的)短暂扭打,小冲突…
in Polish przepychanka…
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