from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A noisy quarrel or fight.
- noun Slang A loud party.
- intransitive verb To quarrel or fight noisily.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
- noun A kind of dance; a branle.
- To speak loudly and complainingly or angrily; be clamorous or noisy; quarrel noisily and indecently.
- To roar, as water flowing over a pebbly or rocky bed; make a loud babbling noise.
- Synonyms To wrangle, squabble, dispute (noisily).
- To wrangle about; be noisy or contentious regarding.
- To drive away or beat down by noise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult.
- intransitive verb To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
- intransitive verb To complain loudly; to scold.
- intransitive verb To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
fight, usually with a huge amount of people involved.
- verb To
engagein a brawl; to fightor quarrel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a noisy fight in a crowd
- noun an uproarious party
- verb to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The brawl is an extreme example, but both incidents brought shame upon the organizations (the Pacers, of course, had a number of other off-court problems).
A similar brawl is taking place in the Ninth, a sprawling pie-shaped district that radiates from Bloomington to the Ohio River.
The old "man of science" versus "man of faith" brawl is on yet again.
Throw in what Dorsey took as a snub by Rhodes, and the big fella was ready to brawl from the opening tip.
Was seen stomping opponents in brawl with Florida International.
Me suggesting a brawl is meerly suggesting that some people need to have some sense knocked into them.
Pistons, Pacers say brawl is old news, let's move on
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One UNH student stabbed, another bludgeoned in brawl DURHAM - Two male University of New Hampshire students were injured when what police are calling a "brawl" erupted early Saturday morning.
23 Bransle, in English, brawl — a species of dance.