roughhousing


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rough·house

 (rŭf′hous′)
n.
Rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
v. (also rŭf′houz′) rough·housed, rough·hous·ing, rough·hous·es
v.intr.
To engage in rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
v.tr.
To handle or treat roughly, usually in fun.
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roughhousing

(ˈrʌfˌhaʊsɪŋ)
n
informal the act of behaving in a boisterous or rough way
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Jones said he's used to a little roughhousing here and there and that he's not going to let anyone get under his skin no matter what they do.
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