in disorderly, headlong haste; in a recklessly hurried manner.
in a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, manner, etc.:
The crowd rushed pell-mell into the store when the doors opened.
indiscriminate; disorderly; confused:
a pell-mell dash after someone.
overhasty or precipitate; rash:
a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, etc.
disorderly, headlong haste.
in a confused headlong rush: the hounds ran pell-mell into the yard
in a disorderly manner: the things were piled pell-mell in the room
disordered; tumultuous: a pell-mell rush for the exit
“confusedly,” 1570s, from Middle French pêle-mêle, from Old French pesle mesle (12c.), apparently a jingling rhyme on the second element, which is from the stem of the verb mesler “to mix, mingle” (see meddle). Phonetic French form pelly melly is attested in English from mid-15c.
In a confused, disorderly manner: “After the assembly, the students ran pell-mell from the auditorium.”
[puh-loo-sid] /pəˈlu sɪd/ adjective 1. allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent. 2. clear or limpid: pellucid waters. 3. clear in meaning, expression, or style: a pellucid way of writing. /pɛˈluːsɪd/ adjective 1. transparent or translucent 2. extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid adj. “transparent, translucent,” 1610s, from Latin pellucidus “transparent,” from […]
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- Peg out
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