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Public ChaosPlay
A 'brawl' usually happens spontaneously and involves several people in a chaotic manner. SlideThe concert turned into a brawl when rival fans clashed.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Brawl' often suggests a lack of control and is viewed negatively. SlideThe peaceful protest escalated into an unruly brawl.
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Media UsagePlay
News reports use 'brawl' to describe large fights, suggesting disorder and newsworthiness. SlideA brawl at the mall led to several arrests last night.