Part of speech:
A brief fight or encounter between small groups, usually an incident of a battle
A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
An area covered with such vegetation; shrubland.
A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
A cover charge.
A fight or quarrel
A slight scratch or scrape caused by grazing
A distinctive effect or deft touch, as in literary composition.
The application of friction and pressure:
Something that has been skimmed.
A light quick blow, jerk, or touch:
To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation.
To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
To struggle or fight in rough confusion
To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
To clean and curry (a horse, dog, etc.)
To wear away (the edges of fabric, for example) by rubbing.
To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
To move a comb through (the hair) so as to arrange or groom:
To be made clean
To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case:
To clean or dry in this manner
To barely touch or just miss touching in passing; graze
To touch lightly or gently:
The definition of a thicket is a dense area of bushes and small trees.
The definition of a copse is an area of trees or a dense growth of bush.
A cutting or being cut
The definition of a grove is a group of trees either planted to produce fruit or nuts or a group of trees naturally growing without much growing underneath.
Anything that causes offence/offense, e.g. by being of an unacceptable quality.
Land remote from settlement:
An intense competition:
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