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“tussle” in British English

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tussleverb [ I ]

uk /ˈtʌs.əl/ us /ˈtʌs.əl/

tusslenoun

uk /ˈtʌs.əl/ us /ˈtʌs.əl/

(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 physical argument involving pushing 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 /ˈtʌsl/ us

a difficult disagreement about a particular situation:

a tussle over sth The two channels were engaged in a tussle over broadcast rights for live premiership matches.

tussleverb [ I ]

uk /ˈtʌsl/ us

to be involved in a difficult disagreement about something:

tussle over sth EU finance ministers tussled over candidates for IMF posts.
tussle for sth Rival investors tussled for control of the airline.

(Definition of “tussle” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)