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 for brawl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brawl \Brawl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brawled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Brawling.] [OE. braulen to quarrel, boast, brallen to cry,
     make a noise; cf. LG. brallen to brag, MHG. pr?ulen, G.
     prahlen, F. brailler to cry, shout, Pr. brailar, braillar, W.
     bragal to vociferate, brag, Armor. bragal to romp, to strut,
     W. broliaw to brag, brawl boast. ?95.]
     1. To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
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              Let a man that is a man consider that he is a fool
              that brawleth openly with his wife.   --Golden Boke.
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     2. To complain loudly; to scold.
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     3. To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid
        stream running over stones.
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              Where the brook brawls along the painful road.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     Syn: To wrangle; squabble; contend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brawl \Brawl\, n.
     A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult;
     as, a drunken brawl.
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           His sports were hindered by the brawls.  --Shak.
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     Syn: Noise; quarrel; uproar; row; tumult.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brawl
      n 1: an uproarious party [syn: bash, do, brawl]
      2: a noisy fight in a crowd [syn: brawl, free-for-all]
      v 1: to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar
           keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on
           down the street" [syn: brawl, wrangle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  236 Moby Thesaurus words for "brawl":
     Bedlam let loose, ado, affray, agitation, altercate, altercation,
     argument, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, ball, battle,
     battle royal, be noisy, bedlam, bicker, bickering, blast,
     blood feud, bluster, bobbery, bother, box, brannigan, brawl, broil,
     brouhaha, cacophony, caterwaul, caucus, chaos, charivari, chirm,
     clamor, clangor, clap, clash, clatter, close, collide, colloquium,
     combat, come to blows, commission, committee, commotion, conclave,
     concourse, congregation, congress, contend, contention, contest,
     controversy, conventicle, convention, convocation, council,
     cut and thrust, dance, date, diet, differ, din, discord, disorder,
     dispute, disturbance, dogfight, donnybrook, donnybrook fair,
     drunken brawl, duel, dust, dustup, ebullition, eisteddfod,
     embroilment, eruption, exchange blows, exchange of blows,
     fanaticism, fence, ferment, festivity, fete, feud, fight,
     fight a duel, fisticuffs, flap, flite, fliting, fomentation,
     foofaraw, forgathering, forum, fracas, fray, free-for-all, frenzy,
     fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, gathering, get-together,
     give and take, give satisfaction, grapple, grapple with, hassle,
     have words, hell broke loose, helter-skelter, housewarming, howl,
     hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, imbroglio, incident, jangle,
     join issue, jostle, joust, knock-down-and-drag-out, levee,
     logomachy, loud noise, maffick, make a noise, make a racket,
     make an uproar, maul, meet, meeting, melee, mix it up, muss, noise,
     noise and shouting, open quarrel, outcry, pandemonium, panel,
     party, passion, pell-mell, plenum, polemic, pother, prom, quarrel,
     quorum, racket, rage, raise Cain, raise a clamor, raise hell,
     raise the devil, raise the roof, rally, rampage, rassle, rattle,
     reception, rendezvous, rhubarb, riot, roar, rough-and-tumble,
     roughhouse, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, run a tilt,
     scramble, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, seance, session, set to,
     set-to, sharp words, shindig, shindy, shivaree, sit-in, sitting,
     skirmish, slanging match, snarl, soiree, spar, spat, squabble,
     stir, storminess, strife, symposium, synod, tempestuousness,
     thrust and parry, thunder, thunderclap, tiff, tilt, tintamarre,
     to-do, tourney, trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence,
     turmoil, turnout, tussle, upheaval, uproar, upset, vendetta,
     wage war, war, whoop it up, wildness, words, wrangle, wrestle,
     zeal, zealousness
  
  

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