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pell-mell (adv) rushing out very quickly and uncontrollably.
People run in a pell-mell if they run out in confusion and in an uncontrolled manner. When a crowd is in a pell-mell, they move about in a disorderly manner. They all rush out together.
- People in the busy square ran pell-mell when the news that a bomb was placed somewhere there spread quickly.
- As soon as the police arrived on the spot and fired warning shots into the air, the demonstrators ran pell-mell for safety. They were rushing for cover in different directions.