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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A noisy fight in a crowd.

Usage examples (34)
  • The criminal free-for-all is exacting a heavy toll.
  • The technology free-for-all is also changing attitudes.
  • What to do about it has turned into a political free-for-all.
  • YIP: Well, it's not a free-for-all where you can basically do ... for more
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  • It was a "free for all" (at no cost to anybody) to enter the grandstand and see the "free-for-all" (a wild fight with many participants) of the demolition derby.
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