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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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New research in Australia suggests that dads roughhousing with their kids may be critically important in their development.
"The initial investigation indicates that the two men had been roughhousing in the back of the chartered bus, near and in the restroom," according to a press release from the district attorney's office.
While conversing with her grandmother, out of the corner of my eye, I glimpsed the girls roughhousing on the bed and the gun lying nearby.
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Directors at the mammoth funds probably spend weekends lounging, roughhousing with the kids or toying with an automated putter.
Discourage actions which are not a part of the game, such as roughhousing or horseplay, and enforce game rules.
And I have play-spanked them for calling their mother ugly and booted them out the door, roughhousing and laughing.
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PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial warned Magnolia guard that a suspension is imminent if he repeats his roughhousing in the2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals.
"I am working that out," said US boxing man Sean Gibbons, who is requesting the World Boxing Association to assign someone who will not allow roughhousing to decide an outcome of the fight following Pacquiao's bad experience against Jeff Horn in Australia last year.
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A study by Australian researchers has indicated that dad playing roughhousing with his young children is crucially important in the development of kids.
There is also to be no throwing of stones or mulch, no littering, no smoking in and around the park on public property, no pets, no roughhousing or inappropriate displays of affection, no foul language, no glass bottles, no sitting on the park fence, no bullying or harassment, no baseballs, softballs or footballs and no alcohol or illegal drugs.
It's possible that students are increasing the severity of hazing, Pollard said, from roughhousing to full-blown sexual assault.
When the boy bumps his head in one-sided roughhousing, the preteens panic and carry an unconscious Nayim back to Dany's empty apartment.
Common sense, and an appropriate sensitivity to social context, will enable courts and juries to distinguish between simple teasing or roughhousing among members of the same sex, and conduct which a reasonable person in the plaintiff's position would find severely hostile or abusive.