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roughhouse

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈrʌf.haʊs/ US or old-fashioned us  
to fight in a way that is not serious: A couple of boys were roughhousing (each other) in the park.Fighting

roughhouse

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈrʌf.haʊs/ US or old-fashioned us  
a fight between many people, without weaponsViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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