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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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The Italian side were reduced to rugged tactics with prop Martin Jones the victim of a stray punch and Rush warned the Italians their roughhouse approach will not work in Wales.
William Kurelek's difficulties stemmed from the collision of his sensitive, creative and highly artistic nature with his father's harshness, and stern judgments, and from the equally harsh, roughhouse society of rural Manitoba.
By day, they hang out in groups or meander down the block drinking liquor out of bottles concealed in plastic bags; by night they commit petty crimes, such as vandalism, and possibly engage in more nefarious activities, furtively gathering around idling vans in a way that screams, "Drug deal in progress!" They roughhouse, amuse themselves with what's at hand (which isn't much--cardboard cartons, water escaping from an opened fire hydrant) and throw their arms around each other's shoulders in the universal language of male bonding.
Also implausible is the idea that the crushing violence of the late 1960s was an inheritance of May Fourth, which barely developed beyond a minor roughhouse. Even so, this is a luminous and original study, written in a lively style, which will serve for years as an outstanding introduction to its subject.
The 150th University Boat Race ended in controversy last night as Oxford had their official protest rejected after Cambridge got the better of a roughhouse ride to romp home by six lengths.
"He even told us a simple way to remember them: Know your ABC's, and don't roughhouse or fake it."
"If your usher had remained where he belonged, I would have been protected from those roughhouse tactics."
Each of the extraordinary performers emerges as a distinct personality as guarded interaction careens from playful, acrobatic roughhouse (with mugs of beer always kept upright) to vicious sexual taunts.
On classics such as Parcels, the roughhouse beauty Sorry To Be So Long and Primrose Hill, Bev radiates soul, but her talent was hidden until comeback The Phoenix and The Turtle in 2014, five years after John died.
SCOT GEMMILL has warned his Scotland players not to react to any roughhouse tactics from Ukraine tonight.
Jim Daly's Longford Meg battled well amid the roughhouse in behind to grab second spot, just shading Step On Lee and thus denying a family one-two.
Long hours, the hothouse atmosphere, stress, the political roughhouse, travelling, separation from families and, let's be honest, 17 bars, all combine to prevent many making old bones.
"We had to endure some roughhouse tactics and their lad should have been sent off for the elbow in the head that left James Curtis requiring stitches.
OSPREYS coach Sean Holley complained about some of the roughhouse tactics used by the Perpignan side that he said left his players with marks around their eyes.
RAFAEL BENITEZ has told Premier League defenders they are wasting their time using roughhouse tactics to unsettle Fernando Torres.