Definition of tussle:
trouble, dustup, shamble, scrap, shuffle, square off, wrestle, dogfight, muss, face off, skirmish, rough-and-tumble, tangle with, running battle, disagreement, fracas, fighting, hassle, scuffle, bother, fuss, dispute, a war of words, grapple, fist fight, argument, controversy, fray, quarrel, scrum, scrimmage, misunderstanding, duke, touch, brawl, clash, confrontation, go to the mat with, scuffle hoe.
- battle (part of speech: verb)
- warfare (part of speech: noun)
- "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
True, I foresaw, from the Spider's organization, a single sting in the centre of the thorax; but that did not explain the victory of the Wasp, emerging safe and sound from her tussle with such a quarry.- "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.
- "Nancy A Novel", Rhoda Broughton.