verb (used without object)
Origin of brawl
Examples from the Web for brawl
Good news: so is this grainy TMZ footage of a Bieber/Bloom Ibiza brawl.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If anyone could have stopped the Everest brawl of April 27, 2013, it was Arnot.
Just think of all the fun the political media will have with another Republican-on-Republican brawl, groans Fleischer.Lean In, Liz Cheney, but Please Don’t Win That Senate Seat|Michelle Cottle|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 2000, Lewis was involved in a brawl that resulted in the stabbing deaths of two men.Football, Crime, and Allegations Against Aaron Hernandez|Ben Teitelbaum|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Happy his taunted, his game suffers, and Barker is none too pleased, leading to a brawl for the ages.21 Best Celebrity Self-Parodies in Honor of ‘This is the End’|Marlow Stern|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Days passed by without a brawl, and Bland's valley saw more successive hours of peace than ever before.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
And a brawl there was, without any error, except of the men who hit their friends, and those who defended their enemies.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore
At first I thought that it was some brawl between peasants in their cups, and I left them to settle their own affairs.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
Censure not any if he be of grave repute; stand not up to take part in a brawl; have nought to do with a madman or a wicked one.
In a moment a brawl began in the crowd, none could say how or where.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for brawl
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.
mid-15c., from brawl (v.).