brawling


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brawl

 (brôl)
n.
1. A noisy quarrel or fight.
2. Slang A loud party.
intr.v. brawled, brawl·ing, brawls
To quarrel or fight noisily.

[Middle English braul, from braullen, to quarrel.]

brawl′er n.
brawl′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: brawl, donnybrook, fracas, fray1, free-for-all, melee, scrap2, scrape, scuffle1
These nouns denote a noisy, disorderly, and often violent quarrel or fight: a barroom brawl; a vicious legal donnybrook; a fracas among prison inmates; eager for the fray; a free-for-all in the schoolyard; police plunging into the melee; a scrap between opposing players; a scrape that took place at the mall; a scuffle that broke out in the courtroom.
Translations

brawling

[ˈbrɔːlɪŋ]
B. Npeleas fpl, alboroto m

brawling

[ˈbrɔːlɪŋ] nbagarre f

brawling

nSchlägereien pl
References in classic literature ?
In short, sir, I swear to you that I will have you arrested, and marched out of the place, to prevent any further brawling on your part.
Utterance have I become altogether, and the brawling of a brook from high rocks: downward into the valleys will I hurl my speech.
Some two hundred feet below, a brawling upland stream stood for the moat, and for the enemy there was on the opposite side of the valley a great green company of trees, settled like a cloud slope upon slope, making all haste to cross the river and ascend the heights where I stood.
"Why who are you to come thus brawling upon my premises?" asked a haughty voice; and Sir Richard himself stepped forth upon the turret.
These Belootchees are a kind of brawling, good-for-nothing Janizaries.
``No brawling,'' said the Knight, ``it is but a friendly interchange of courtesy.
As he held her to his heart and turned her beautiful head between his face and the brawling crowd, so that his tears and her lips might come together unseen, a few of the people fell to dancing.