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scuffle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscufflescuf‧fle1 /ˈskʌfəl/ noun [countable]  FIGHTa short fight that is not very violent syn tussle Scuffles broke out between rival supporters during the match.scuffle with/between scuffles with police
Examples from the Corpus
scuffleWhite hecklers appeared and a scuffle broke out.Junkin got into a scuffle with an unidentified Jets player near the end of a kickoff return.There's a scuffle taking place on the adjacent platform: you hear the yells and the fists.A bottle crashed to the floor; there was a scuffle.There was a scuffle and he stood up, pushed past brother and friends, and dashed from the courtroom.There was a brief scuffle at the entrance between photographers and a male colleague with the Marquess.There was a brief scuffle as the crowd left the football ground.A brief scuffle broke out between fans after the game.Rioters threw stones at the police and a few scuffles broke out.There is a sudden scuffle as one of the dancers collapses, delirious on to the stone floor.The details remain unclear, but the scuffle is probably best described as potentially lucrative for Mr Tyler.scuffle with/betweenOn 27 March he was involved in a scuffle with his prisoners at Tyburn.Junkin got into a scuffle with an unidentified Jets player near the end of a kickoff return.Think Bobby Bonilla scuffling with the media.Mark Garcia, 41, died of apparent heart failure the day after he scuffled with officers.Fifteen demonstrators were injured in scuffles with heavily armed police.Later, around 3,000 people marched on the parliament building, where there were minor scuffles with police.A lawyer by training, she scuffled with agribusiness over migrant workers and supervised the government crackdown on sweatshops.
scufflescuffle2 verb [intransitive]  1 FIGHTto have a short fight with someone, in a way that is not very serious or violentscuffle with Some of the demonstrators scuffled with the police.2 [always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk quickly and make a noise as your feet rub on the ground→ See Verb table
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scuffleThe shopping precinct is full of teenagers gathered in small clusters, smoking, gossiping, laughing, scuffling.After a lot of scuffling and grunting, the soldiers pushed Hilda out.By the doors, where the couple had been, three teenage boys were scuffling and messing around.I was all scuffled and pink.Empty dories scuffled around the raft with their oars crossed.Prowling, scuffling, moving around out there somewhere ... There was another crash of thunder.Then there was another thud, followed by the noise of scuffling shoes on the bare wood floor.Mark Garcia, 41, died of apparent heart failure the day after he scuffled with officers.
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Verb table
scuffle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscuffle
he, she, itscuffles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscuffled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scuffled
he, she, ithas scuffled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scuffled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scuffle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scuffled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scuffling
he, she, itis scuffling
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you, we, theyare scuffling
Past
I, he, she, itwas scuffling
you, we, theywere scuffling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scuffling
he, she, ithas been scuffling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scuffling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scuffling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scuffling
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