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melée

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeléemel‧ée /ˈmeleɪ $ ˈmeɪleɪ, meɪˈleɪ/ noun [countable usually singular]  CROWDa situation in which a lot of people rush around in a confused way Luckily no one was hurt in the melée.
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meléeEight people were arrested after a melée broke out at the conference.It was the brothers' intention to disappear in the ensuing melée.This is rarely possible, for chimps join in an excited melée as soon as a killing occurs.Another one snapped out of the melée around Hrun and caught him around the waist.
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