"tussles" in the noun sense
1. hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble
"tussles" in the verb sense
1. scuffle, tussle
fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
"the drunken men started to scuffle"
2. muss, tussle
make messy or untidy
"the child mussed up my hair"
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