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Definition of "tussle" []

  • To struggle roughly; scuffle. (verb-intransitive)
  • A rough or vigorous struggle; a scuffle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tussle" in a sentence
  • "Some have voiced the opinion that the Europa League - with its Thursday night schedule and knock-on effect of increased Sunday games - may prove a burden to Celtic in their title tussle with Rangers, who have no such distraction."
  • "Milan: Inter Milan landed a massive blow in the Serie A title tussle on Sunday, going nine points clear when they beat AC Milan 2-0 in a high voltage derby which they finished with nine men."
  • "Okay, so it's not going to be Kobe versus LeBron from the tip-off on Thursday after the Orlando Magic spoiled the highly-anticipated showdown by upsetting the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance to a title tussle with the Los Angeles Lakers."