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free-for-all

adjective

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freely available for use or participation by all
  • the public library has a free-for-all lending policy

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free-for-all

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1 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
  • during the play-offs, fans of the opposing teams clashed in the streets in several free-for-alls

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2 a state in which everything is out of order
  • it was a free-for-all when the doors to the arena opened and the crowd rushed in all at once

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“Free-for-all.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/free-for-all. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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