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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: affray

fray

2 noun
     
fray2

the fray

an argument or fight:
Three civilians were injured during the fray.
into the fray
He launched himself into the fray.
join/enter the fray
The other soldiers quickly joined the fray, launching missile attacks in the city.

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