scuffle with

scuffle with (one)

To enter into a rough, disorderly fight or altercation with one. The bouncer threw him out for scuffling with other patrons of the bar. I scuffled with him for a bit over the money, but he managed to overpower me.
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scuffle with someone

to struggle or have a fight with someone. The two prisoners scuffled with each other a little till a guard came along and saw them. The cowboys scuffled with the deputies when they came out of the saloon.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the meantime, we had no idea what to do to help the captain, nor any other thought but that he had got his death-hurt in the scuffle with the stranger.
All of a sudden Robbers rushed upon them from their hiding-places, and in the scuffle with their owners, wounded with a sword the Mule carrying the treasure, which they greedily seized while taking no notice of the grain.
According to the police, the accused, Imran Sarof and his accomplice Malla alias Mohsin got involved in a verbal scuffle with the deceased, Rishi Agarwal and his friends who were celebrating a birthday party on the main road in Meerpur area.
Reports said Muhammad Umar Ali had a scuffle with a suspect Azeem Shahzad after an altercation in the same village a few days ago.
The Straits Times reported that the fight broke out over Germany, about half-an-hour before the flight was to land at Schiphol airport, Netherlands. Dutch newspaper( De Telegraaf quoted a cabin crew saying the man was involved in a scuffle with other passengers and crew members.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday categorically denied that the young man behind scuffle with PTI MNA Hamidul Haq was prime minister's son.
UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe said medical experts have backed his claim that he was punched in a scuffle with fellow MEP Mike Hookem.
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LAHORE -- Police in Lahore on Tuesday engaged in a scuffle with blind protesters, thwarting their attempt to enter an ongoing Punjab Assembly session to record a protest.
LAHORE -- A man suspected of murdering a minor boy was killed on Monday when he was hit by a single bullet during a scuffle with the police.
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"While they are there a youth, who has already been dealt with in the lower court, gets involved in a scuffle with another youth.
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Haifa -- PNN - Two Israeli soldiers were reported injured on Friday in the coastal city of Haifa in northern Israel after a scuffle with Palestinian youth.