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synonyms for melee

  • brawl
  • brouhaha
  • clash
  • fracas
  • free-for-all
  • ruckus
  • scrimmage
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
  • tussle
  • affray
  • broil
  • brush
  • fray
  • row
  • ruction
  • rumpus
  • set-to
  • to-do
  • words
  • battle royal
  • donnybrook
  • knock-down-drag-out
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antonyms for melee

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  • calm
  • harmony
  • peace
  • agreement
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How to use melee in a sentence

His crew either perished in the melee or were hanged in New Orleans.
THE BUCCANEERS EMBODY TAMPA’S LOVE OF PIRATES. IS THAT A PROBLEM?JAMIE GOODALLFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Somehow, Capitol food service operations still appeared to be up and running through the melee.
INSIDE THE ASSAULT ON THE CAPITOL: EVACUATING THE SENATEPAUL KANEJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The event ended, deplorably, in a riotous melee that police had to break up.
IN HBO’S MAGNIFICENT BEE GEES DOCUMENTARY, BROKEN HEARTS — AND ICON STATUS — CAN FINALLY BE MENDEDHANK STUEVERDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Ten members of the group were eventually charged following the violent melee, with two ultimately sentenced to serve four-year terms in prison in October 2019.
THE PROUD BOYS, EXPLAINEDJANE COASTONOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
Although a dozen or more coalitions may enter the melee, only one can emerge victorious.
BLOOD, DEATH, AND EYE GOUGING: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ACORN WOODPECKERSKATE BAGGALEYSEPTEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
No one of his people had seen the melee from which he had emerged so ingloriously, yet humiliation was terrible.
THE WAY OF AN INDIANFREDERIC REMINGTON
Three or four of George's companions were engaged in the melee, and some hard blows were given back and forth.
FROM FARM HOUSE TO THE WHITE HOUSEWILLIAM M. THAYER
It was going to be a fine barrage, with guns going off in all directions, because it is hard to keep your head in a melee.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
Bill was going to shoot right into the melee, but Haught knocked the rifle up, and forbid him to use it.
TALES OF LONELY TRAILSZANE GREY
In the melee a Boer horse (a plump one) was triumphantly captured and preserved for dissection.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
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WORDS RELATED TO MELEE

  • altercation
  • assault
  • attack
  • battle
  • brawl
  • clash
  • disturbance
  • donnybrook
  • encounter
  • fracas
  • melee
  • quarrel
  • riot
  • ruckus
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
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brouhahanoun | [broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah ]SEE DEFINITION