Scrimmage

Scrimmage [ SKRIM-ij  ]
 noun, intransitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a vigorous struggle
2. (n.) a practice game
3. (n.) a skirmish
4. (intr. v.) to engage in a rough struggle
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 There was a considerable scrimmage, with tourists anxious to leave the island after the earthquake.

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