roughhouse

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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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He really doesn't mind a little rough housing" the CM went on to say.
If the number is zero, then we have to broaden the discussion to a consideration of what activities we should allow children (particularly boys) to pursue to be physically active and receive the enjoyment that (for lack of a better term) rough housing provides.
But the 29-year-old has managed to turn his life around and since a breakthrough role in 2004's Bullet Boy, in which he played a young lad involved in gun crime on a rough housing estate, is now forging a successful acting career.
ThinknDrinkn, due to be rolled out to schools nationwide, casts players as teens in a rough housing estate populated by drunk youths.
If the top players were fully committed to their football, they would live on a rough housing estate, so they could constantly remain switched-on and ready for battle.
The Killing Jar tells the story of a young girl, Kerrie-Ann, living on a rough housing estate with her heroin addict mother and younger brother, Jon.
If he came from a rough housing estate he wouldn't have received the same privileges.
AS a resident of Shortlees in Kilmarnock, I was appalled to read Shortlees referred to as a rough housing estate.