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scuffle with someone

to struggle or have a fight with someone. The two prisoners scuffled with each other a little till a guard came along and saw them. The cowboys scuffled with the deputies when they came out of the saloon.
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There he was dogged by his confederate, who held Beppo responsible for the loss of the pearl, and he stabbed him in the scuffle which followed.
He heard the sound of a scuffle and Sonya's disapproving voice: "It's past one o'clock.
To him, in the extremity of his fright, every man was an enemy, and the doctor had a tough scuffle with him before he could impress upon the fellow that he was a friend.
I don't see any marks--to be sure it's almost on a level with the garden: but I was afraid there might have been some--some scuffle.
It was to the reports of the Sniders and the noises of the death scuffle that Jerry's head emerged from the water.
They are less easily excited off their balance; they can recognize and obey their master's voice in the scuffle and rage of battle; and they never fly into nervous hysterics such as are common, say, with fox-terriers.
Wait, O Buli," John Starhurst called out from the thick of the scuffle, "and I will overcome even you.
We haven't elbow room here, and in case of a scuffle one white to every two of them will be just about the right proportion.
Under these fortunate circumstances, I was able to keep up my character among my friends, when they inquired about the scuffle, by informing them that Gentleman Jones had audaciously slapped my face, and that I had been obliged to retaliate by knocking him down.
His coat had been torn to shreds in a scuffle, and his hat was gone.
All of a sudden Robbers rushed upon them from their hiding-places, and in the scuffle with their owners, wounded with a sword the Mule carrying the treasure, which they greedily seized while taking no notice of the grain.
He had not gained the crown of the slope, when he heard a sudden scuffle behind him and a feeble voice bleating for help.
He accompanied these words with such rough actions, that they soon got the better of Mr Blifil's peaceful temper; and a scuffle immediately ensued, which might have produced mischief, had it not been prevented by the interposition of Thwackum and the physician; for the philosophy of Square rendered him superior to all emotions, and he very calmly smoaked his pipe, as was his custom in all broils, unless when he apprehended some danger of having it broke in his mouth.
Some pretended to know him; and when a young man with a "pass" crossed the open space which separated the crowd from the Court House, a scuffle took place.
They clamber over one another, and thus scuffle into the mud and the abyss.