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roughhouse

1. verb To engage in boisterous, rowdy physical behavior, especially in play. I don't want you two roughhousing in the living room anymore, or you could end up breaking something!
2. noun An act or instance of such play. Tom never really enjoyed roughhouse as a kid, preferring quieter activities like coloring and reading.

roughhouse

and roughneck
1. n. a mean kid; a boisterous child, usually male. Jimmy! Stop acting like such a roughhouse.
2. in. to be boisterous. The boys broke the lamp when they were roughnecking around in the family room.
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McBride says he recognized it the moment he saw Green's student film, "Will You Lather Up My Rough House?" in which the inventor of soap tries to talk his skeptical roommate into taking a bath together so they can sample his sudsy new creation.
Rough House (Fred Rimell/John Burke) gets a 16-1 quote for the Grand National after he wins the Charisma Chase at Kempton from Esban.
Top Cees (above) was on the easy list after being badly hampered and injured in a Chester Cup rough house and was just in need of last week's run behind James Fanshawe's useful handicapper Arctic Owl.
He is a bit rough house but I think my boxing ability will see me through.
L'Escargot (Dan Moore) is 10-1, with Rough House (Fred Rimell) 14-1.
Embellished, the Irish hope, unluckily brought down on the flat in the Triumph Hurdle rough house won by Paddy's Return in March, is now as low as 6-1 from 10-1 in some books.
Bolton were recently verbally attacked by Liverpool chief Rafael Benitez and Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder because of their rough house style of play.
There has been huge speculation that the Georgian genius is fed up with the rough house treatment he gets in the First Division and wants a move.
In fact, plenty of these, including Newsboy's nap Not Left Yet need to be held up and you get the impression this could turn out to be a rough house for the first mile.
RICKY PONTING has ordered his Australian team to punish England's "rough house" tactics by preparing a torrent of verbal abuse at skipper Michael Vaughan in today's second Test at Edgbaston.
The answer to this rough house will be found in a horse who looks after himself a little and one who will certainly do that is last year's Triumph winner MADE IN JAPAN.
But the Jambos players were frustrated by Ferencvaros' play-acting and rough house tactics which saw Georgian ref Levan Paniashvili caution five of their players with only Andy Webster being booked for Hearts.
Thompson will get the nod because of his physical presence and admitted that he and his team-mates will have no qualms if the match becomes a rough house.
McCarthy was furious that the Mexicans were moaning about Irish rough house tactics after
Wilson does not expect the Irish to use the same rough house tactics this time around.