Meaning of roughhouse

rough•house

Pronunciation: (n.ruf'hous"v.ruf'hous", -houz"), [key]
— n., pl. v., -hous•es -housed -hous•ing
—n.
  1. rough, disorderly playing, esp. indoors.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in rough, disorderly play.
—v.t.
  1. to handle roughly but with playful intent: to roughhouse the cat.
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