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Meaning of BRAWL

Pronunciation:  brol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a noisy fight in a crowd
  2. [n]  an uproarious party
  3. [v]  to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street."

BRAWL is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bash, do, free-for-all, wrangle
 See Also: altercate, argufy, combat, dispute, fight, fighting, party, quarrel, scrap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brawl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brawled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Brawling}.] [OE. braulen to quarrel, boast, brallen to cry,
    make a noise; cf. LG. brallen to brag, MHG. pr?ulen, G.
    prahlen, F. brailler to cry, shout, Pr. brailar, braillar, W.
    bragal to vociferate, brag, Armor. bragal to romp, to strut,
    W. broliaw to brag, brawl boast. ?95.]
    1. To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
             Let a man that is a man consider that he is a fool
             that brawleth openly with his wife.   --Golden Boke.
    2. To complain loudly; to scold.
    3. To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid
       stream running over stones.
             Where the brook brawls along the painful road.
    Syn: To wrangle; squabble; contend.
  2. \Brawl\, n.
    A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult;
    as, a drunken brawl.
          His sports were hindered by the brawls.  --Shak.
    Syn: Noise; quarrel; uproar; row; tumult.
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