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Word: scuffle

Definition: struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?


Sentences Containing 'scuffle'

At his fall the guardsmen took to their heels in one direction and the loungers in the other, while a number of better-dressed people, who had watched the scuffle without taking part in it, crowded in to help the lady and to attend to the injured man.
During the scuffle, Angier's wife is thrown to the ground and results in a miscarriage.
Groza was ejected from the game in the third quarter for getting into a scuffle with Hornets tackle Nate Johnson.
He has little time, for he has heard the scuffle downstairs when the wife tried to force her way up, and perhaps he has already heard from his Lascar confederate that the police are hurrying up the street.
He was also involved in a scuffle with Nhu's secret police after they punched fellow journalist Peter Arnett while the pressmen were covering a Buddhist protest. Halberstam left Vietnam in 1964, at age 30, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting that year.
In an ensuing scuffle the Girlfriend tries to dissuade the Prince, while the Private Secretary draws a pistol and points it at the Prince.
In her scuffle with Namor, Llyra slipped into an oil spring on the ocean bottom and apparently drowned.
In the ensuing scuffle, a miscalculation in Liquidator's chemical spray formula sends the Inhumanoids on a mad, amorous spree: D'Compose professes his "undying love" for an "undead" Sandra Shore, Tendril tries to romance a robotic "movie prop", while a starry-eyed Metlar steals away to his molten abode with the Statue of Liberty in his misbegotten embrace.
In the scuffle, your son struck Sir George and cut him over the eye.
It arose out of a scuffle between two churchwardens, one of whom was alleged to have pushed the other against a pump; the handle of which pump projecting into a school-house, which school-house was under a gable of the church-roof, made the push an ecclesiastical offence.
No, gentlemen; he'll always show'em a clean pair of heels very early in the scuffle, and sneak away.''
On March 4, 2009, Sane jumped into the crowd at a concert at the LCR in Norwich to stop a scuffle which broke out and landed awkwardly, breaking his collar bone.
There was a scuffle during which he was pushed to the ground.

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