English Thesaurus
(noun) 
There'll be a huge ruck with the cops.
Synonyms
battle
The battle lasted several years.
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fight
He got a bloody nose in a fight.
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conflict
The National Security Council has met to discuss ways of preventing a military conflict.
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clash
There are reports of clashes between militants and the security forces in the city.
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set-to (informal)
a bit of a set-to between Smith and his record company
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encounter
They were arrested after a chance encounter with security forces near the border.
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scrap (informal)
He has never been one to avoid a scrap.
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fray
Today he entered the fray on the side of the moderates.
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brawl
He had been in a street brawl.
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skirmish
Border skirmishes are common.
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head-to-head
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tussle
The referee booked him for a tussle with the goalie.
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scuffle
Violent scuffles broke out.
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free-for-all (informal)
It finished up a shambolic free-for-all.
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fracas
Several people were injured in the ensuing fracas.
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dogfight
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affray (law)
He caused an affray at a pub.
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exchange of blows
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melee or mêlée
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biffo (Australian, slang)
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boilover (Australian)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of affray
Definition
a noisy fight in a public place
He caused an affray at a pub.
Synonyms
mêlée,
set-to (informal),
outbreak of violence,
free-for-all (informal),
dogfight,
shindig (informal),
shindy (informal),
biffo (Australian, slang),
bagarre
in the sense of brawl
Definition
a loud disagreement or fight
He had been in a street brawl.
Synonyms
row (informal),
scrap (informal),
punch-up (British, informal),
free-for-all (informal),
broil,
shindig (informal),
donnybrook,
ruckus (informal),
shindy (informal),
biffo (Australian, slang),
bagarre,
melee or mêlée
in the sense of clash
Definition
a collision or conflict
There are reports of clashes between militants and the security forces in the city.
Synonyms
showdown (informal),
boilover (Australian)

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Thesaurus for ruck from the Collins English Thesaurus
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