(comparative more scrambled, superlative most scrambled)
- Mixed, disordered, shuffled.
- (of eggs) Beaten and cooked.
- He always ate his eggs fried, never scrambled.
- simple past tense and past participle of scramble
Variant of scramble
intransitive verbscrambled, scrambling
- to climb, crawl, or clamber hurriedly
- to scuffle or struggle for something, as for coins scattered on the ground
- to struggle or rush pell-mell, as to get something highly prized: to scramble for political office
- to get military aircraft into the air quickly
- ☆ Football to maneuver about in the backfield while seeking an open receiver to whom to pass the ball; also, to run with the ball if unable to find a receiver
Origin of scramble; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps scamper + scrabble
- to throw together haphazardly; mix in a confused way; jumble
- Electronics to modify (transmitted auditory or visual signals) so as to make unintelligible without special receiving equipment
- to gather haphazardly; collect without method: often with up
- ☆ to cook (eggs) while stirring the mixed whites and yolks
- to order or get (military aircraft) into the air quickly
- a hard, hurried climb or advance, as over rough, difficult ground
- a disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
- a disorderly heap; jumble
- a quick takeoff of military aircraft