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fracas

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1 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • the police broke up the fracas in the bar and threw both combatants in the lockup

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2 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
  • police preparing for any fracas that might follow the soccer game

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The first known use of fracas was in 1716

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“Fracas.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fracas. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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