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3 definitions found
 for free-for-all
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  free-for-all \free-for-all\ n.
     1. a noisy and disordered fight conducted without rules.
  
     Syn: brawl.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Hence: Any vigorous competition in which anyone can
        compete, with few or no rules, and in which the winner is
        unpredictable; as, when they began to distribute the free
        food, the orderly line of hungry recipients degenerated
        into a free-for-all.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  free-for-all
      n 1: a noisy fight in a crowd [syn: brawl, free-for-all]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "free-for-all":
     Bedlam let loose, ado, affray, bedlam, blast, bobbery, bother,
     brawl, broil, brouhaha, charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap,
     clatter, commotion, din, discord, disturbance, donnybrook,
     donnybrook fair, drunken brawl, dustup, embroilment, fight, flap,
     foofaraw, fracas, fray, fuss, hassle, hell broke loose,
     helter-skelter, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, jangle,
     knock-down-and-drag-out, loud noise, melee, noise,
     noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, pell-mell, pother, racket,
     rampage, rattle, rhubarb, riot, roar, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse,
     row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, scramble, scrimmage, shindy,
     shivaree, stir, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, to-do, trouble,
     tumult, turmoil, uproar
  
  

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