brawl (v.) Old form(s): braul, braules , brawle
quarrel, squabble, contend
2H4 I.iii.70[Hastings to Lord Bardolph, of King Henry IV] his divisions, as the times do brawl, / Are in three heads
E3 II.ii.48[King Edward to Lodowick, of the drum] Poor sheepskin, how it brawls with him that beateth it!
TS IV.i.192[Petruchio alone, of Katherina] if she chance to nod I'll rail and brawl
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