American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To struggle roughly; scuffle.
- n. A rough or vigorous struggle; a scuffle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A struggle; a conflict; a scuffle.
- To struggle; wrestle confusedly; scuffle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To struggle, as in sport; to scuffle; to struggle with.
- n. colloq. A struggle; a scuffle.
- v. fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
- n. disorderly fighting
- v. make messy or untidy
- Related to tousle. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English tussillen, frequentative of -tousen, to pull roughly. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some have voiced the opinion that the Europa League - with its Thursday night schedule and knock-on effect of increased Sunday games - may prove a burden to Celtic in their title tussle with Rangers, who have no such distraction.”
“Milan: Inter Milan landed a massive blow in the Serie A title tussle on Sunday, going nine points clear when they beat AC Milan 2-0 in a high voltage derby which they finished with nine men.”
“Okay, so it's not going to be Kobe versus LeBron from the tip-off on Thursday after the Orlando Magic spoiled the highly-anticipated showdown by upsetting the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance to a title tussle with the Los Angeles Lakers.”
“It is a big week for Liverpool, who have a title tussle with co-leaders Chelsea on Sunday.”
“But when the tussle is successful, a male will mount, often riding his mate for up to an hour.”
“The tussle is about two cliques fighting over power and not secularism.”
“Button foresees seven-way title tussle in 2010 photo: Creative Commons/Mark McArdle”
“Hyderabad: The Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh knows the word tussle well.”
“World Cup lifting gloom to raise hope for a united South Africa sport to bring people together may have found its apogee in South World Cup final, when Nelson Mandela donned a green Springbok shirt and League title tussle, a different battle emerges on Sunday when Arsenal visit a”
“Tantilising title tussle: World champion Button and Hamilton will face stern opposition from one another - and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel”
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