To have a fight while, usually, rolling around on the ground. Usually only a play fight, similar to lion cubs fighting each other for fun.
"Ha, what a rough and tumble."
They had a rough and tumble in the grass.
by Spazizoner February 6, 2006
Play fighting/foreplay before a long steamy session of sexual activity.

Includes: wrestling, spanking, tickling, lip biting and hastily ripping off clothing before getting down to business.
Donnie: 'At first she wouldn't put out but I got the ball rolling with a bit of rough and tumble.'
by Your best nightmare July 7, 2012
the extreme of rough. taken straight out of the setting for drying your clothes comes this definition of a rough night.
When the word rough doesn't cut it anymore and you need to give it more and make it clear to another person that it is extremely rough.

It can also be used to describe apparel or appearance of a person. And can be described as an action.
A: so after i awoke after taking heroin me and my friends ran for 4 miles from the the cops
B: dude that's rough and tumble dry

Wu-Tang Clan is rough and tumble dry

Fight Club basement is rough and tumble dry
by lzfreshtadeath May 11, 2008
any baby animal or human babies playing, running, falling down, banging into each other.
The way those rough-n-tumbles play, you would think one of them would be hurt or crying.
by sercybrownstrange April 14, 2017