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pell-mell



Pronunciation: (pel'mel'), [key]
adv.
1. in disorderly, headlong haste; in a recklessly hurried manner.
2. in a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, manner, etc.: The crowd rushed pell-mell into the store when the doors opened.

adj.
1. indiscriminate; disorderly; confused: a pell-mell dash after someone.
2. overhasty or precipitate; rash: pell-mell spending.

n.
1. a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, etc.
2. disorderly, headlong haste. Also,pell'mell'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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