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Definition of roughhouse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

roughhouse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they roughhouse
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊz//
 
he / she / it roughhouses
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊsɪz//
 
past simple roughhoused
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊst//
 
past participle roughhoused
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊst//
 
-ing form roughhousing
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfhaʊsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfhaʊsɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] roughhouse (somebody) (North American English, informal) to fight somebody or play with somebody roughly Quit roughhousing, you two!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: roughhouse