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Rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
v. (also rŭf′houz′) rough·housed, rough·hous·ing, rough·hous·es
To engage in rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
To handle or treat roughly, usually in fun.
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rough, disorderly, or noisy behaviour
to treat (someone) in a boisterous or rough way
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rough•house(n. ˈrʌfˌhaʊs; v. also -ˌhaʊz)
n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz) n.
1. rough, disorderly play, esp. indoors.v.i.
2. to engage in rough, disorderly play.v.t.
3. to handle roughly but playfully.
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Past participle: roughhoused
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|Verb||1.||roughhouse - engage in rough or disorderly play|
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
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