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verb as in fight

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The recent scuffles on San Diego school boards – not to mention the ongoing national and local controversies around critical race theory – show that America’s racial tension is becoming an animating factor in school board politics.

The Avengers are able to retrieve both stones from the 2012 version of Loki but during a surprise scuffle, the 2012 version of Loki is able to grab the Tesseract and disappear.

From Time

According to a report on May 7 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a disagreement over trading cards led to a parking lot scuffle.

The 23-year-old bystander said the scuffle caught her eye and that she started filming because she felt it was “wrong” that police were “messing with someone.”

From Time

Given all this history, the complaint filed against Lieber and the dispute over hiring outside counsel appears to mark a continuation — and certainly an escalation — of previous scuffles.

Of those who were caught in the scuffle, many were teenagers, students, civic activists, and pensioners.

A scuffle with a teacher results in an arrest and expulsion, and Jameis is sent to juvenile detention for assault charges.

There had been a scuffle at school; well, a scuffle after football practice is more precise.

Sharpton later accused Ryan of kicking a blind man in a scuffle with demonstrators.

Even young people who had never experienced conflict before this last scuffle in November handled it better than I did.

There was a scuffle, and Black Sheep was torn off the body by Harry and some colleagues, and cuffed home tingling but exultant.

From within the chamber came the sounds of a scuffle, a man's soft laugh, and a girl's softer intercession.

Digby in the scuffle, while bravely trying to escape, let go his whip, which fell to the ground unperceived by his captors.

At the noise of the scuffle, OLeary and the others came precipitately in from the studio, believing that another assault was on.

The scream was followed by a fall, a short scuffle, repeated stabbings, and violent breathing mixed with low groans.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scuffle, such as: brawl, commotion, disturbance, fracas, ruckus, and strife.

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