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rough and tumble

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Noun

Singular
rough and tumble

Plural
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  1. Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble.
    • 1947, Leslie Wood, Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich Evreinov, Harry Alan Towers, Leslie Scott Mitchell, The March of the Movies, page 174
      Everyone fought in these rough and tumbles for the mastery of what was to become one of the world's largest industries.

Adjective

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Positive
rough and tumble

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble.

Verb

Infinitive
to rough and tumble

Third person singular
rough and tumbles

Simple past
rough and tumbled

Past participle
-

Present participle
rough and tumbling

to rough and tumble (third-person singular simple present rough and tumbles, present participle rough and tumbling, simple past and past participle rough and tumbled)
  1. engage in rough-and-tumble activity
    • 1932, James T. Farrell , Young Lonigan
      They clinched again, tumbled onto the grass, rough and tumbled, with first one and then the other on top, socking away.
    • 2000, Herb Goldberg, The Hazards of Being Male: Surviving the Myth of Masculine Privilege, page 63
      Daddy holds, hugs, kisses, and caresses his young daughter but he rough and tumbles, throws around, and mock fights with his little son.

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