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English definition of “pell-mell”

pell-mell

adverb     /ˌpelˈmel/ old-fashioned
very fast and not organized : At the sound of the alarm bell , the customers ran pell-mell for the doors .Social order and disorderFast and rapidShort in time
(Definition of pell-mell adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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