Affray

Definition of Affray

Af`fray´
v. t.1.To startle from quiet; to alarm.
[p. p. Affrayed.]
Smale foules a great heap
That had afrayed [affrayed] me out of my sleep.
- Chaucer.
2.To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.
That voice doth us affray.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.
2.Alarm; terror; fright.
3.A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray.
4.(Law) The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.

Related Words

altercation, batrachomyomachia, dustup, fracas, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle
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