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- n. Alternative spelling of roughhouse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In sports, rough play; hence, rough play in general; horseplay; rowdy conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat in a rough or boisterous manner
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My father had saved his life one rough-house night in Valparaiso.
"It's the biggest rough-house I ever saw," Billy confided to
But if he wanted to raise a rough-house he certainly done it.
"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.
They're goin 'to have beer, an' if that Temescal bunch comes, there'll be a rough-house.
Oh, I know you, but you can't make no rough-house with me.
That Spot was only three days in coming back, and, as usual, celebrated his arrival with a rough-house.
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?