A board game where you use letter tiles to make words is an example of Scrabble®.
A desperate struggle to get a promotion is an example of a scrabble.
When you are rock climbing and try really hard to get a firm grip on a rock, this is an example of a time when you scrabble.
When an animal digs his claws into something, this is an example of a time when the animal scrabbles.
When an animal crawls along quickly, this is an example of a time when the animal scrabbles.
When you struggle to claw your way up at work and grab a successful promotion, this is an example of a time when you scrabble.
Scrabble a living from soil depleted of nutrients.
Scrabbled down the rocks to the water.
Scrabbled the answer on a sheet of paper.
To scrabble paper.
Origin of scrabble
- Dutch schrabbelen from Middle Dutch frequentative of schrabben to scrape sker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition