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melee

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  1. 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 Synonyms of melee affray [chiefly British], broil, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, brawl (also mêlée), rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus, ructionWords Related to melee battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, fisticuffs, handgrips, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle; horseplay, roughhousing; altercation, argument, dispute, kickup, quarrel, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle

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