rough and tumble , rough-and-tumble
1 n-uncount 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.
oft the N of n
...the rough-and-tumble of political combat.
2 n-uncount Rough and tumble is physical playing that involves noisy and slightly violent behaviour.
He enjoys rough and tumble play.
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
n affray (Law) brawl, donnybrook, dust-up (informal) fight, fracas, melee or mêlée, punch-up (Brit. informal) roughhouse (slang) scrap (informal) scrimmage, scuffle, shindig (informal) shindy (informal) struggle
adj boisterous, disorderly, haphazard, indisciplined, irregular, rough, rowdy, scrambled, scrambling
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