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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Let  a  man  that  is  a  man  consider  that  he  is  a  fool 
  that  brawleth  openly  with  his  wife.  --Golden  Boke. 
 
  2.  To  complain  loudly;  to  scold. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  loud  confused  noise,  as  the  water  of  a  rapid 
  stream  running  over  stones. 
 
  Where  the  brook  brawls  along  the  painful  road. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Syn:  To  wrangle;  squabble;  contend. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brawling  \Brawl"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Quarreling;  quarrelsome;  noisy. 
 
  She  is  an  irksome  brawling  scold.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Making  a  loud  confused  noise.  See  {Brawl},  v.  i.,  3. 
 
  A  brawling  stream.  --J.  S. 
  Shairp 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brawling 
  adj  :  disposed  to  loud  disagreements  and  fighting  [syn:  {fighting}] 




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