Brawl

Definition of Brawl

v. i.1.To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
[imp. & p. p. Brawled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Brawling.]
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.
- Wordsworth.
n.1.A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult; as, a drunken brawl.
His sports were hindered by the brawls.
- Shak.

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