Definition of 'fracas'
Example sentences containing 'fracas'
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Butt got involved in the fracas as the teams left the field and received a slap across the face for his troubles.The Sun (2007)
Neither was involved in the fracas; but neither is returning calls.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The cause of the fracas was something gentlemanly, too.The Sun (2014)
The incident sparked a full-scale fracas as players from both sides pointed the finger at each other.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He had recently been told that he was being removed from the inquiry after becoming involved in a fracas in Spain.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It was this habit that caused the fracas at the Aeroflot Open.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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