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English definition of “melee”

melee

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmeleɪ/
a situation where many people are behaving in a noisy, confused, and sometimes violent way: In the melee his jaw was broken.Groups of peopleConfusion, confusing and feeling confusedSocial order and disorder
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