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Rough-house   /rəf-haʊs/   Listen

Treat in a rough or boisterous manner.

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"Rough-house" Quotes from Famous Books

... touch it. They might scratch him up a bit, but they lacked the ingenuity, the enthusiasm—I might say the poetic temperament—to make a good job of it. We determined to put on an initiation which would make our past efforts seem like the effort of an old ladies' home to start a rough-house. It was a great pleasure, I assure you, to plan that initiation. We revised our floor work and added some cellar and garret and ceiling and second-story work to it. We began the program with the celebrated third degree ...
— At Good Old Siwash • George Fitch

Words linked to "Rough-house" :   handle, treat, do by

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