Brawl definition

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The definition of a brawl is a fight or an argument, especially a noisy or violent one.

When people start fighting loudly at a party, this is an example of a brawl.

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To brawl is to become involved in a noisy or violent fight.

When you start punching and fighting someone, this is an example of a time when you brawl.

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A fight, usually with a large number of people involved.
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To complain loudly; to scold.
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To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones.
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A noisy quarrel or fight.
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(slang) A loud party.
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To quarrel or fight noisily.
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To quarrel or fight noisily.
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To flow noisily over rapids, falls, etc.
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A rough, noisy quarrel or fight; row.
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(slang) A noisy, drunken party.
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To engage in a brawl; to fight or quarrel.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brawl
Plural:
brawls

Origin of brawl

  • Middle English braul from braullen to quarrel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English braule, brall "brawl, squabble" from braulen, brallen "to clamour, boast, quarrel". Compare Middle High German prālen "to boast, flaunt" (German prahlen "to vaunt, boast, flaunt"), Low German brallen "to brag", Dutch brallen "to boast", Danish bralle "chatter, jabber".

    From Wiktionary