rough-and-tumble


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rough-and-tum·ble

(rŭf′ən-tŭm′bəl)
adj.
Characterized by roughness and disregard for order or rules: rough-and-tumble politics.
n.
A condition marked by rough disorderly struggle; infighting: the rough-and-tumble of national politics.

rough-and-tumble

n
a fight or scuffle without rules
adj
characterized by roughness, disorderliness, and disregard for rules or conventions

rough′-and-tum′ble



adj.
1. characterized by violent, random, disorderly action and struggles.
2. given to such action.
n.
3. rough and unrestrained competition, fighting, struggling, etc.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rough-and-tumble - disorderly fightingrough-and-tumble - disorderly fighting      
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
Adj.1.rough-and-tumble - characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules; "a rough-and-tumble fight"; "rough-and-tumble politics"; "undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"

rough-and-tumble

adjective
Marked by vigorous physical exertion:
Translations

rough-and-tumble

[ˈrʌfənˈtʌmbl] N the rough-and-tumble play of young boyslas peleíllas or riñas de los chavales
the rough-and-tumble of lifelos vaivenes de la vida
the rough-and-tumble of politicslos avatares or los altibajos de la política

rough-and-tumble

[ˌrʌfənˈtʌmbl] nzuffa

rough

(raf) adjective
1. not smooth. Her skin felt rough.
2. uneven. a rough path.
3. harsh; unpleasant. a rough voice; She's had a rough time since her husband died.
4. noisy and violent. rough behaviour.
5. stormy. The sea was rough; rough weather.
6. not complete or exact; approximate. a rough drawing; a rough idea/estimate.
noun
1. a violent bully. a gang of roughs.
2. uneven or uncultivated ground on a golf course. I lost my ball in the rough.
ˈroughly adverb
ˈroughness noun
ˈroughage (-fidʒ) noun
substances in food, eg bran or fibre, which help digestion.
ˈroughen verb
to make or become rough. The sea roughened as the wind rose.
rough diamond
a person of fine character but rough manners.
ˌrough-and-ˈready adjective
1. not carefully made or finished, but good enough. a rough-and-ready meal.
2. (of people) friendly enough but without politeness etc.
ˌrough-and-ˈtumble noun
friendly fighting between children etc.
rough it
to live for a period of time without the comforts or conveniences of modern life. They roughed it in the jungles for two months.
rough out
to draw or explain roughly. I roughed out a diagram; He roughed out his plan.
References in classic literature ?
Your ship is a tender creature, whose idiosyncrasies must be attended to if you mean her to come with credit to herself and you through the rough-and-tumble of her life.
Embracing Rough-And-Tumble Play: Teaching With the Body in Mind
A few old liquor bottles have been found, but historian Linda Derry told the Associated Press she hesitates to point the finger at lawmakers, saying early Cahawba was home to a rough-and-tumble crowd in general.
The raven is not usually deserving of the discontent heaped on the head of its rough-and-tumble relative.
not because he had won a championship, although his team is currently in the upper echelon of the rough-and-tumble Western Conference, but because it was the ninth night of Hanukkah and he had been invited to the White House Hanukkah party.
The sound of human laughter originated from the pant-like hard breathing during rough-and-tumble play," says expert Robert Provine.
The sound of human ha-ha laughter originated from the ancestral pant-pant, the sound of labored breathing of rough-and-tumble play, in which tickle is central," says Robert Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
According to Pellegrini and Smith (1998), rough-and-tumble play includes, 'running, climbing, chasing, and play fighting' (p.
We get rough-and-tumble football because most fans want rough-and-tumble football.
Watch a naive Nomi (Saved By the Bell's Berkley) get her big break at the Stardust Casino only to discover how rough-and-tumble Vegas is.
This study surveyed 98 teachers of 4-year-olds about dramatic play in their classrooms and about their attitudes and practices about rough-and-tumble play.
Adjusting to the rough-and-tumble world of blog comment threads proved difficult at first.