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rough-and-tumble

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by roughness and disregard for order or rules.
  • noun A condition marked by rough disorderly struggle; infighting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective active, vigorous and rough, with the possibility of harm
  • adjective highly competitive
  • noun Rough activity; fights
  • noun An environment of rough activity
  • noun A person who characteristically engages in such activity
  • verb Engage in rough-and-tumble activity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
  • noun disorderly fighting

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

rough + and + tumble

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