Scrimmage definition

skrĭmĭj
(sports) A practice session or informal game, as between two units of the same team.
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To engage in a scrimmage.
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To play (another group of players) in a scrimmage.
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(sports) A practice session or game between two different teams or two units of the same team.
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Play that begins with the snap from center, with both teams positioned on the line of scrimmage.

Yardage from scrimmage.

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To take part in a scrimmage (against)
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A rough fight.
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In some team sports, especially soccer, a practice game which does not count on a team's record.
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In American football or Canadian football, a play that begins with a snap from the center while opposing teams are on either side of a line of scrimmage.
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To have, or be involved in, a scrimmage.

We scrimmaged a few times and then settled into boring drills.

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Play between the two teams from the time the ball is snapped until it is declared dead.
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A rough-and-tumble fight; tussle; confused struggle.
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A skirmish.
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The line of scrimmage.
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A rough-and-tumble struggle; a tussle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
scrimmage
Plural:
scrimmages

Origin of scrimmage

  • Middle English skirmish alteration of skirmisshe, scrimish skirmish

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

  • A corruption of skirmish.

    From Wiktionary