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.
References in classic literature ?
There was plenty of water and limestone, a rough house, excellent corrals, and a peach orchard.
Currently, the projects have invested to complete the technical infrastructure works in accordance with the detailed planning and construction drawing design approved, the developer is building rough houses at the main road of the project.
But a pal said: "He's played to some rough houses but nothing like that.