Synonyms for rough-house
- bump heads
- cross swords
- go up against
- lock horns
- put up a fight
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROUGH-HOUSE
By this we mean what can in nowise be so clearly defined as by "rough-house."
Nana insisted it was a bruise that Leonie had given her when they were having a bit of a rough-house.
"Nice work, Chief--it must be a gift to rough-house the way you do," Bradley exclaimed.
In about two seconds there was the biggest kind of a rough-house.
My father had saved his life one rough-house night in Valparaiso.
I guess you'll get all the rough-house you want, Chub, before we're done.
"Nice work, Chief—it must be a gift to rough-house the way you do," Bradley exclaimed.
"When they don't put on airs, or get rough-house," replied Trot.
Tom, you're at the foot and start the rough-house when you get the tray in the neck.
Well, let 'em rough-house me if they want to—they's two can play at that game.