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Definition of affray:

  1. A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray.
  2. Alarm; terror; fright.
  3. The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.
  4. The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.
  5. To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.
  6. To startle from quiet; to alarm.


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