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melee

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a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
  • a verbal disagreement at the football game soon turned into a general melee involving scores of spectators

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The first known use of melee was circa 1648

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“Melee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/melee. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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