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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.

roughneck

1. noun A tough, brutal, and violent person, especially a man. The mob boss sent a couple roughnecks down to the docks to force Tom Dillard to pay his debts. The bar was filled with roughnecks who looked as though they would just as soon break your hand as shake it.
2. noun A laborer who works on an oil rig. You find yourself losing your sense of what's socially acceptable after living alongside your fellow roughnecks for months at a time out on a rig in the middle of the ocean. It's incredible dangerous, physically demanding work, but a roughneck can earn an incredible amount of money each year.
3. verb To work as a laborer on an oil rig. I've been roughnecking for about 20 years now, and it has definitely taken a toll on my body. I roughnecked for a couple of summers to earn enough money to pay for my college tuition.

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.

roughneck

verb
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