pell-mell Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˌpelˈmel/ old-fashioned
very ​fast and not ​organized: At the ​sound of the ​alarmbell, the ​customers ran pell-mell for the ​doors.
(Definition of pell-mell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pell-mell”
in Spanish atropelladamente…
in Vietnamese hỗn loạn…
in Malaysian pontang-panting…
in Thai ยุ่งเหยิง…
in French pêle-mêle…
in German durcheinander…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙乱地,匆忙地…
in Indonesian tunggang langgang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙亂地,匆忙地…
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