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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Disorderly and violent movement, agitation or milling about, of a crowd accompanied usually with great uproar and confusion of voices.

Usage examples (36)
  • The hurly-burly of getting the kids back to school?
  • The theft ahead was still kicking up a hurly-burly.
  • At the steamer's landing all was hurly-burly and noise.
  • In the hurly-burly, Gallego took to his heels and departed. for more
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