tussle

  • 1 tussle — Ⅰ. tussle UK US /ˈtʌsl/ noun [C] ► 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. »a boardroom/legal/political tussle Ⅱ.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Tussle — is a four piece band from San Francisco, started in 2001. The band released its debut album Kling Klang in 2004 on Troubleman Unlimited records.Discography* Eye Contact 12 (2003, Troubleman Unlimited) * Kling Klang (2004, Troubleman Unlimited) *… …

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  • 3 Tussle — Жанры электронная музыка, экспериментальный рок, пост панк Годы 2001 настоящее время …

    Википедия

  • 4 tussle — [n] struggle battle, brawl, brush, clash, combat, conflict, contest, donnybrook, encounter, fight, fray, free for all*, grind, hassle, jam, roughhouse, row, rumble*, scramble, scrap*, scuffle, skirmish, strife, undertaking; concepts 87,106,674… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 tussle — ► NOUN ▪ a vigorous struggle or scuffle. ► VERB ▪ engage in a tussle. ORIGIN perhaps from dialect touse «handle roughly», the root also of TOUSLE(Cf. ↑tousle) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Tussle — Tus sle, v. i. & t. [See {Tousle}.] To struggle, as in sport; to scuffle; to struggle with. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Tussle — Tus sle, n. A struggle; a scuffle. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 tussle — index affray, belligerency, commotion, fight (battle), fight (battle), fracas, grapple …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 tussle — (v.) late 15c., Scottish and northern English variant of touselen (see TOUSLE (Cf. tousle)). Related: Tussled; tussling. The noun is first recorded 1620s but rare before 19c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 tussle — vb *wrestle, grapple, scuffle Analogous words: *contend, fight: *resist, combat, withstand, oppose: compete, vie, *rival …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 tussle — [tus′əl] vi. tussled, tussling [LME tussillen, freq. of tusen (in comp.), to pull: see TOUSLE] to fight, struggle, contend, etc. vigorously or vehemently; wrestle; scuffle n. a vigorous or vehement struggle or contest; scuffle …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 tussle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, little ▪ legal VERB + TUSSLE ▪ have ▪ Anna and her conscience had a little tussle …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 tussle — I n. (colloq.) 1) to get into, have a tussle 2) a tussle about, over; with II v. (colloq.) (D; intr.) to tussle with * * * [ tʌs(ə)l] have a tussle over with (colloq.) (D; intr.) to tussle with (colloq.) to get into …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 tussle — [[t]tʌ̱s(ə)l[/t]] tussles, tussling, tussled 1) V RECIP If one person tussles with another, or if they tussle, they get hold of each other and struggle or fight. [V with n] They ended up ripping down perimeter fencing and tussling with the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 tussle — tus|sle1 [ˈtʌsəl] n 1.) a fight using a lot of energy, in which two people get hold of each other and struggle ▪ After quite a tussle, I finally wrenched the letter from him. 2.) a struggle or argument in which people try to beat each other to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 tussle — I UK [ˈtʌs(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms tussle : singular tussle plural tussles 1) informal a short fight 2) mainly journalism a disagreement between two people who are both trying to get or to achieve something II UK [ˈtʌs(ə)l] / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 tussle — /tus euhl/, v., tussled, tussling, n. v.i. 1. to struggle or fight roughly or vigorously; wrestle; scuffle. n. 2. a rough physical contest or struggle; scuffle. 3. any vigorous or determined struggle, conflict, etc.: I had quite a tussle with… …

    Universalium

  • 18 tussle — 1. noun A physical fight or struggle. 2. verb To have a tussle. The two sets of fans were tussling before the game …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 tussle — tus|sle1 [ tʌsl ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL a short fight 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM a disagreement between two people who are both trying to get or achieve something tussle tus|sle 2 [ tʌsl ] verb intransitive to fight or argue with someone,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 tussle — noun a vigorous struggle or scuffle. verb engage in a tussle. Origin ME: perh. a dimin. of dialect touse handle roughly (see tousle) …

    English new terms dictionary


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