Definition of brawl verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brawl

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//brɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɔːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brawl
BrE BrE//brɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɔːl//
 
he / she / it brawls
BrE BrE//brɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɔːlz//
 
past simple brawled
BrE BrE//brɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɔːld//
 
past participle brawled
BrE BrE//brɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɔːld//
 
-ing form brawling
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to take part in a noisy and violent fight, usually in a public place They were arrested for brawling in the street. Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps ultimately imitative and related to bray.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brawl

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