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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scuffle  \Scuf"fle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scuffled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Scuffling}.]  [Freq.  of  scuff,  v.i.;  cf  Sw  skuffa  to 
  push  shove,  skuff  a  push  Dan.  skuffe  a  drawer,  a  shovel, 
  and  E.  shuffle,  shove.  See  {Shove},  and  cf  {Shuffle}.] 
  1.  To  strive  or  struggle  with  a  close  grapple;  to  wrestle  in 
  a  rough  fashion. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  strive  or  contend  tumultuously;  to  struggle 
  confusedly  or  at  haphazard. 
 
  A  gallant  man  had  rather  fight  to  great  disadvantage 
  in  the  field,  in  an  orderly  way  than  scuffle  with 
  an  undisciplined  rabble.  --Eikon 
  Basilike 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scuffle  \Scuf"fle\,  n. 
  1.  A  rough,  haphazard  struggle,  or  trial  of  strength;  a 
  disorderly  wrestling  at  close  quarters. 
 
  2.  Hence  a  confused  contest;  a  tumultuous  struggle  for 
  superiority;  a  fight. 
 
  The  dog  leaps  upon  the  serpent,  and  tears  it  to 
  pieces;  but  in  the  scuffle  the  cradle  happened  to  be 
  overturned.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  3.  A  child's  pinafore  or  bib.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  4.  A  garden  hoe.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scuffle 
  n  1:  disorderly  fighting  [syn:  {hassle},  {tussle},  {rough-and-tumble}] 
  2:  a  hoe  that  is  used  by  pushing  rather  than  pulling  [syn:  {scuffle 
  hoe},  {Dutch  hoe}] 
  3:  an  unceremonious  and  disorganized  struggle  [syn:  {scramble}] 
  v  1:  walk  by  dragging  one's  feet;  "he  shuffled  out  of  the  room"; 
  "We  heard  his  feet  shuffling  down  the  hall"  [syn:  {shuffle}, 
  {shamble}] 
  2:  fight  or  struggle  in  a  confused  way  at  close  quarters;  "the 
  drunken  men  started  to  scuffle"  [syn:  {tussle}] 
  3:  fight  or  wrestle  in  a  vigorous  way  [syn:  {tussle}] 




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