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tussle

verb [I] uk   /ˈtʌs.l̩/ us  

tussle verb [I] (DISAGREE)

to have difficult disagreements or strong arguments: During his twelve years in Congress he has tussled with the chemical, drug and power companies on behalf of the ordinary person. The residents are still tussling over the ever-scarcer street parking.

tussle verb [I] (FIGHT)

to fight with another person using your arms and body: The boys started to tussle in the corridor.
Phrasal verbs

tussle

noun uk   /ˈtʌs.l̩/ us  

tussle noun (DISAGREEMENT)

tussle noun (FIGHT)

[C usually singular] a fight with another person using your arms and body: From the state of his clothes and hair, he had been in a tussle.
Translations of “tussle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不同意, (激烈地)爭執,爭辯…
in Russian перебранка…
in Turkish kavga, mücadele, sert çekişme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不同意, (激烈地)争执,争辩…
in Polish sprzeczka, przepychanka…
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