rough and tumble

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engage in rough-and-tumble activity

Daddy holds, hugs, kisses, and caresses his young daughter but he rough and tumbles, throws around, and mock fights with his little son.

Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble

Everyone fought in these rough and tumbles for the mastery of what was to become one of the world's largest industries.

Rough and tumble is physical playing that involves noisy and slightly violent behaviour. He enjoys rough and tumble play
You can use rough and tumble to refer to a situation in which the people involved try hard to get what they want, and do not worry about upsetting or harming others, and you think this is acceptable and normal. the rough-and-tumble of political combat
rough and tumbles
plural form of rough and tumble
rough and tumbles
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rough and tumble
highly competitive

She found fame and success in the rough-and-tumble garment district.

active, vigorous and rough, with the possibility of harm
Engage in rough-and-tumble activity

Although examples could be found throughout the South, rough-and-tumbling was best suited to the backwoods.

Rough activity; fights

As for rough-and-tumbles, the Quaker saw no hope of suppressing them. Few nights passed without such fights .

A person who characteristically engages in such activity

This will appear a very tedious process to some of our rough-and-tumbles.

An environment of rough activity
characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules; "a rough-and-tumble fight"; "rough-and-tumble politics"; "undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism
rough and tumble


    rough and tum·ble

    Türkische aussprache

    rʌf ınd tʌmbıl


    /ˈrəf ənd ˈtəmbəl/ /ˈrʌf ənd ˈtʌmbəl/


    [ 'r&f ] (adjective.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English ruh; akin to Old High German ruh rough, Lithuanian raukas wrinkle.

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