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brawl vb. (1 freq. in lit. sense; 2, 3 not pre-S.)
1. to quarrel noisily; (hence) to be clamorous, or noisy, or discordant Meas. IV. i. 11 “my brawling discontent,” Shr. IV. i. 209 “I'll rail and brawl,” 2H4 I. iii. 70 “as the times do ,” Rom. I. i. 181 “O b-ing love!”
2. (of a stream) to make a noise in its course over stones, &c. AYL. II. i. 32 “the brook that brawls” . . .
3. to beat “down” with clamour John II. i. 383.
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