An example of to scramble is mixing letters together for a word puzzle.
An example of to scramble is whipping eggs and milk for a breakfast egg dish.
An example of to scramble is kids getting on the ground and grabbing candy from a piñata.
A scramble for new territory.
Scrambled for the best seats.
To scramble for political office.
I scrambled some eggs with spinach and cheese.
To scramble up wealth.
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").