Scramble Definition

skrămbəl
scrambled, scrambles, scrambling
verb
scrambled, scrambles, scrambling
To climb, crawl, or clamber hurriedly.
Webster's New World
To scuffle or struggle for something, as for coins scattered on the ground.
Webster's New World
To struggle or rush pell-mell, as to get something highly prized.
To scramble for political office.
Webster's New World
To gather haphazardly; collect without method.
Webster's New World
To run around with the ball behind the line of scrimmage in order to avoid being tackled while searching for an open receiver.
American Heritage
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noun
scrambles
The act or an instance of scrambling.
American Heritage
A hard, hurried climb or advance, as over rough, difficult ground.
Webster's New World
A struggle for something.
A scramble for new territory.
American Heritage
A disorderly heap; jumble.
Webster's New World
A quick takeoff of military aircraft.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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interjection
(UK) Shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Scramble

Noun

Singular:
scramble
Plural:
scrambles

Origin of Scramble

  • Perhaps blend of obsolete scamble to struggle for and dialectal cramble to crawl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb (“pull with hands").

    From Wiktionary

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