Synonyms of tussle in English:

tussle


See definition of tussle

noun

1‘in the ensuing tussle his glasses were smashed’

SYNONYMS

scuffle, fight, struggle, skirmish, brawl, scrimmage, scramble, scrum, fisticuffs, wrestling match, rough and tumble, free-for-all, fracas, fray, rumpus, melee, disturbance

Irish Australian North American donnybrook

dated affray

informal scrap, dust-up, punch-up, set-to, shindy, shindig, run-in, spat, ruck, ruckus

British informal ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy

British informal afters

Scottish informal rammy, swedge

North American informal roughhouse

NZ Australian informal stoush

archaic broil, miff

2‘an acrimonious tussle between the two departments’

SYNONYMS

argument, quarrel, squabble, contretemps, disagreement, contention, clash, war of words

British informal row


verb

1‘demonstrators tussled with police’

SYNONYMS

scuffle, fight, struggle, exchange blows, come to blows, brawl, grapple, wrestle, clash, scrimmage

informal scrap, have a dust-up, have a punch-up, have a set-to

North American informal rough-house