Go Back   Male vs Female | The Mixed Wrestling Forum > Mixed Wrestling & Fighting > Wrestling & Fighting Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30-Jul-16, 10:14
funwrestler funwrestler is offline
Member
Points: 15,729, Level: 54 Points: 15,729, Level: 54 Points: 15,729, Level: 54
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: World
Posts: 1,024
Thanks: 697
Thanked 1,084 Times in 405 Posts
Default English vocabulary question

English is not my mother tongue.

We all know what wrestling is.

What would you describe at the best word in English to describe the way some people / kids / animals not really wrestle together, but tease themselves in a playful way?
You know, that type of attitude or move when two friends may be sitting on the grass and one of them suddenly apply an SGP to the other just for a few secs on then release it. Or those couples in bed kissing and suddenly one of them roll the other over to be lying on top...

What is the English word for that, the one meaning "to fight in a playful way just for a few seconds"? You know, that type of "wrestling start that does not really go into a match that some people do when they are at the beach or in their garden under the sun"?
- To heckle?
- To make a racket?
- to play up?

Same word in American English and British English?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30-Jul-16, 10:51
garytheanimal's Avatar
garytheanimal garytheanimal is offline
Member
Points: 31,909, Level: 78 Points: 31,909, Level: 78 Points: 31,909, Level: 78
Activity: 46.3% Activity: 46.3% Activity: 46.3%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Gender: Male
Location: Manchester, UK (centre of the universe)
Posts: 847
Thanks: 630
Thanked 3,081 Times in 494 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

'Tussle' or 'scuffle' might be what you're after.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30-Jul-16, 10:55
Naji's Avatar
Naji Naji is offline
Administrator
Points: 722,384, Level: 100 Points: 722,384, Level: 100 Points: 722,384, Level: 100
Activity: 48.1% Activity: 48.1% Activity: 48.1%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Gender: Male
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 13,689
Thanks: 12,130
Thanked 106,311 Times in 9,442 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

Wouldn't you call it playfighting?
__________________
[Only Registered Users Can See LinksClick Here To Register] | [Only Registered Users Can See LinksClick Here To Register]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30-Jul-16, 11:04
ranman ranman is offline
Junior Member
Points: 3,582, Level: 25 Points: 3,582, Level: 25 Points: 3,582, Level: 25
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 25
Thanks: 9
Thanked 90 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

I usually use a combination of the two mentioned- playful tussle.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30-Jul-16, 22:24
Markwebb Markwebb is offline
Member
Points: 5,038, Level: 30 Points: 5,038, Level: 30 Points: 5,038, Level: 30
Activity: 5.6% Activity: 5.6% Activity: 5.6%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 265
Thanks: 163
Thanked 186 Times in 106 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

I'm English and would say the answers Above are correct from what you described if it helps
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Markwebb For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 31-Jul-16, 15:58
Fritz Fritz is offline
Banned
Points: 6,746, Level: 35 Points: 6,746, Level: 35 Points: 6,746, Level: 35
Activity: 99.0% Activity: 99.0% Activity: 99.0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 529
Thanks: 186
Thanked 817 Times in 228 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

I am german, so english is also not my mother-tongue, but before I read the answers, the word "tussle" came directly into my mind. So I believe it is common sense.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-Aug-16, 18:07
brsimmons's Avatar
brsimmons brsimmons is offline
Pioneers Moderator
Points: 28,081, Level: 73 Points: 28,081, Level: 73 Points: 28,081, Level: 73
Activity: 5.6% Activity: 5.6% Activity: 5.6%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 686
Thanks: 669
Thanked 2,892 Times in 448 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

"Scuffle" would be closer if you want one word. A tussle is also brief but indicates serious fighting, while scuffle is considered more playful or at least not intense.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to brsimmons For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 01-Aug-16, 21:41
funwrestler funwrestler is offline
Member
Points: 15,729, Level: 54 Points: 15,729, Level: 54 Points: 15,729, Level: 54
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: World
Posts: 1,024
Thanks: 697
Thanked 1,084 Times in 405 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

Thanks a a lot.

So do you say:
- "Scuffle" or "scuffle together"?
- "Tussle" or "tussle together"?
- A girl tussles with / against her boyfriend?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-Aug-16, 21:51
MistressDomina's Avatar
MistressDomina MistressDomina is offline
Member
Points: 28,791, Level: 74 Points: 28,791, Level: 74 Points: 28,791, Level: 74
Activity: 14.8% Activity: 14.8% Activity: 14.8%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Gender: Female
Posts: 345
Thanks: 1,862
Thanked 4,838 Times in 334 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

Quote:
Originally Posted by funwrestler [Only Registered Users Can See LinksClick Here To Register]
Thanks a a lot.

So do you say:
- "Scuffle" or "scuffle together"?
- "Tussle" or "tussle together"?
- A girl tussles with / against her boyfriend?

You would say:

"She got into a scuffle with her boyfriend."

If you want to use "together" with it, you would say:

"They scuffled together" or "They began scuffling together"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-Aug-16, 23:12
Richard77 Richard77 is offline
Member
Points: 3,603, Level: 25 Points: 3,603, Level: 25 Points: 3,603, Level: 25
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 50
Thanks: 8
Thanked 97 Times in 25 Posts
Default Re: English vocabulary question

Scuffle usually implies minor malicious intent, the most appropriate would be playfighting
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
English lessons V V P Wrestling & Fighting Stories 3 26-Aug-19 18:22
japenese-english translate request ketam Female Domination Discussion 1 13-Mar-16 20:05
English Mansion iamsteve Female Domination Videos 1 26-Feb-12 22:24
English Vacation by MBP luvemstrong Wrestling & Fighting Stories 0 23-Jan-12 20:32


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:50.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.