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  • nounstruggle
  • verbstruggle

synonyms for tussles

  • brawl
  • fray
  • free-for-all
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
  • strife
  • battle
  • brush
  • clash
  • combat
  • conflict
  • contest
  • encounter
  • fight
  • grind
  • hassle
  • jam
  • roughhouse
  • row
  • rumble
  • scramble
  • scrap
  • undertaking
  • donnybrook
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antonyms for tussles

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  • agreement
  • harmony
  • peace
  • accord
  • calm
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • truce
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How to use tussles in a sentence

They had some very hard tussles, and before long Thor was brought down on one knee.
THE YOUNGER EDDASNORRE
The troops had some sharp tussles with the Boers, and drove them out of rifle range while the railway operatives mended the line.
SOUTH AFRICA AND THE TRANSVAAL WAR, VOL. IV (OF 6)LOUIS CRESWICKE
After these tussles they appeared to run over the water to give their heavy, awkward bodies a good start upward.
THE OCEAN WIRELESS BOYS ON THE PACIFICWILBUR LAWTON
However, Tuys had done rather well; public report had it that these tussles gave him the start toward his fortune.
ADVENTURES IN SWAZILANDOWEN ROWE O'NEIL
She knew the workhouses far and wide, and had had her tussles with the authorities.
GLIMPSES INTO THE ABYSSMARY HIGGS
We had some tussles with you last year when Salt-Water Sam was aboard.
THE MOTOR BOYS IN STRANGE WATERSCLARENCE YOUNG
It was almost as bad as one of your football tussles, Sarto laughed.
OUT WITH GARIBALDIG. A. HENTY
It was in one of these tussles that Jerry Delany (the famous boxer) was killed.
THE 23RD (SERVICE) BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS (FIRST SPORTSMAN'S)FRED W. WARD
Half a dozen lively tussles for kisses were constantly going on in various parts of the floor and the uproar was prodigious.
THE DUKE OF STOCKBRIDGEEDWARD BELLAMY
Looking back along his extraordinary career, one is obliged to allow a certain magic as a factor in his men-and-dollar tussles.
FRENZIED FINANCETHOMAS W. LAWSON
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