Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
A fight or brawl.fight, scuffle, fracas, brawl, struggle, tussle, fist fight, fisticuffs, melee, scrimmage, free-for-all, free fight, affray, fray, riot, skirmish, exchange, clash, encounter
verb[no object] informal Scottish
Fight or brawl.
brawl, come to blows, exchange blows, assault each other, attack each other, hit each other, punch each other
- ‘It has enough sex, swedging and swearing to satisfy the baser appetites of his fanbase but there is something new too - a sense of compassion, a drop of balm among the bile.’
Perhaps related to dialect swag ‘sway heavily’.
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