from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A disorderly fight, argument, or competition in which everyone present participates. synonym: brawl.
  • noun A disorderly situation in which there is little regard for authority or rules.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a noisy and disordered fight conducted without rules.
  • noun Any vigorous competition in which anyone can compete, with few or no rules, and in which the winner is unpredictable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun idiomatic Chaos; a chaotic situation lacking rules or control.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a noisy fight in a crowd


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