from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In sports, rough play; hence, rough play in general; horseplay; rowdy conduct.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb treat in a rough or boisterous manner
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"I hope your neck doesn't stiffen up," the editor wished solicitously: "What do you say we all go out and have a drink on it — not the neck, of course, but the little rough-house?"
"There's no use pulling off a rough-house," he counselled.
"It's the biggest rough-house I ever saw," Billy confided to
That Spot was only three days in coming back, and, as usual, celebrated his arrival with a rough-house.
They're goin 'to have beer, an' if that Temescal bunch comes, there'll be a rough-house.
My father had saved his life one rough-house night in Valparaiso.
But if he wanted to raise a rough-house he certainly done it.
Oh, I know you, but you can't make no rough-house with me.
If you think political debate can be rough-house knock-down drag-out tussle, just try discussing music with musicians sometime.
How can we tell students to have excellence in the classroom when the PE coach sits idly by as the children rough-house and the bullies roam free?