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Meaning of SCRAMBLE

Pronunciation:  'skrambul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  rushing about hastily in an undignified way
  2. [n]  an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
  3. [v]  make unintelligible; "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"
  4. [v]  stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
  5. [v]  bring into random order
  6. [v]  to move hurriedly; "The friend scrambled after them."
  7. [v]  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
 

SCRAMBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: beat, clamber, jumble, scamper, scuffle, scurry, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, struggle, throw together
 
 Antonyms: unscramble
 
 See Also: agitate, alter, battle, change, climb, commove, cream, disarray, disorder, disturb, go, haste, hurry, locomote, move, raise up, rush, rushing, shake up, stir up, struggle, travel, tumble, vex, whip, whisk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scram"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scrambled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Scrambling}.] [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake
    together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf.
    {Scrabble}.]
    1. To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to
       scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.
    
    2. To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon
       the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something;
       to catch rudely at what is desired.
    
             Of other care they little reckoning make, Than how
             to scramble at the shearer's feast.   --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Scram"ble\, v. t.
    1. To collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth.
       --Marlowe.
    
    2. To prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the
       yolks and whites together while cooking.
    
    
  3. \Scram"ble\, n.
    1. The act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or
       clambering.
    
    2. The act of jostling and pushing for something desired;
       eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or
       held out; as, a scramble for office.
    
             Scarcity [of money] enhances its price, and
             increases the scramble.               --Locke.
    
    
 

 

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