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"mayhem" in British English

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mayhemnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪ.hem/
a ​situation in which there is little or no ​order or ​control: With 20 ​kidsrunning around and only two ​adults to ​supervise, it was ​complete mayhem.
(Definition of mayhem from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mayhemnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·hem/
confusedactivity or ​excitement, sometimes ​involvingdestructiveviolence: The ​movieincludes a ​considerableamount of ​violence and mayhem.
(Definition of mayhem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mayhem”
in Spanish caos…
in Vietnamese tình trạng lộn xộn…
in Malaysian kacau-bilau…
in Thai ความโกลาหล…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混乱状态…
in Turkish kargaşa, arbede, karışıklık…
in Russian хаос…
in Indonesian kekacauan, keributan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混亂狀態…
in Polish chaos, zamęt…
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