tussle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tussle" in British English

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tussleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtʌs.l̩/

tussle verb [I] (DISAGREE)

to have ​difficultdisagreements or ​strongarguments: During his twelve ​years in ​Congress he has tussled with the ​chemical, ​drug and ​powercompanies on ​behalf of the ​ordinaryperson. The ​residents are still tussling over the ever-scarcer ​streetparking.

tussle verb [I] (FIGHT)

to ​fight with another ​person using ​yourarms and ​body: The ​boysstarted to tussle in the ​playground.
Phrasal verbs


uk   us   /ˈtʌs.l̩/

tussle noun (DISAGREEMENT)

[C] a ​difficultdisagreement or ​violentargument: a ​boardroom/​bureaucratic/​legal tussle There ​followed a ​long tussle forcustody of the ​children.

tussle noun (FIGHT)

[C usually singular] a ​fight with another ​person using ​yourarms and ​body: You could ​see he had been in a tussle.
(Definition of tussle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tussle" in American English

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tusslenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʌs·əl/
a ​physicalargumentinvolvingpushing and ​holding, usually between two ​people: fig. He had ​numerous tussles with the ​law during his ​career as a ​boxer.
(Definition of tussle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tussle" in Business English

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tusslenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʌsl/
a difficult disagreement about a particular ​situation: a tussle over sth The two ​channels were ​engaged in a tussle over ​broadcastrights for ​live premiership ​matches. a ​boardroom/​legal/​political tussle

tussleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtʌsl/
to be involved in a difficult disagreement about something: tussle over sth EU ​financeministers tussled over ​candidates for ​IMFposts.tussle for sth Rival ​investors tussled for ​control of the ​airline.
(Definition of tussle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tussle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不同意, (激烈地)争执,争辩…
in Turkish kavga, mücadele, sert çekişme…
in Russian перебранка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不同意, (激烈地)爭執,爭辯…
in Polish sprzeczka, przepychanka…
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