free–for–all

play
noun \ˈfrē-fə-ˌrȯl\

Definition of free–for–all

  1. :  a competition, dispute, or fight open to all comers and usually with no rules :  brawl; also :  a chaotic situation resembling a free-for-all especially in lacking rules or structure <the press conference deteriorated into a free–for–all>

free–for–all

adjective

1881

First Known Use of free–for–all

1881


FREE–FOR–ALL Defined for English Language Learners

free–for–all

play
noun \ˈfrē-fə-ˌrȯl\

Definition of free–for–all for English Language Learners

  • : an uncontrolled fight or competition that involves many people


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