Definition of Scramble

1. Noun. An unceremonious and disorganized struggle.

Exact synonyms: Scuffle
Generic synonyms: Battle, Struggle
Derivative terms: Scuffle

2. Verb. To move hurriedly. "The friend scrambled after them"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Scrambler

3. Noun. Rushing about hastily in an undignified way.
Exact synonyms: Scamper, Scurry
Generic synonyms: Haste, Hurry, Rush, Rushing
Derivative terms: Scamper, Scurry

4. Verb. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.
Exact synonyms: Clamber, Shin, Shinny, Skin, Sputter, Struggle
Generic synonyms: Climb
Derivative terms: Clamber, Struggle

5. Verb. Bring into random order. "The chef wants to scramble the eggs "
Exact synonyms: Jumble, Throw Together
Generic synonyms: Disarray, Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Tumble
Derivative terms: Jumble, Jumble, Scrambler

6. Verb. Stir vigorously. ; "Beat the cream"
Exact synonyms: Beat
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Specialized synonyms: Whip, Whisk, Cream
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up, Vex
Derivative terms: Beater

7. Verb. Make unintelligible. "Scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Scrambler
Antonyms: Unscramble

Definition of Scramble

1. v. i. To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.

2. v. t. To collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth.

3. n. The act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering.

Definition of Scramble

1. Interjection. (U.K.) shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item. ¹

2. Verb. To move hurriedly to a location, especially by using all limbs against a surface. ¹

3. Verb. To proceed to a location or an objective in a disorderly manner. ¹

4. Verb. To mix food ingredients in a mix to be cooked into a loose mass. ¹

5. Verb. To process telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener. ¹

6. Verb. (military) To quickly enter vehicles, usually aircraft, and proceed to a destination in response to an alert, usually to intercept an attacking enemy. ¹

7. Verb. (sports) To partake in motocross ¹

8. Verb. To ascend rocky terrain as a leisure activity ¹

9. Noun. A rush or hurry ¹

10. Noun. (military) An emergency defensive air force mission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft. ¹

11. Noun. A motocross race ¹

12. Noun. Any frantic period of activity. ¹

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Definition of Scramble

1. to move or climb hurriedly [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scramble

scramble (current term)
scramble competition
scramble net
scrambled egg
scrambled eggs

Literary usage of Scramble

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1. The Riverside Magazine for Young People by Horace Elisha Scudder (1870)
"So he turned him round to sleep again, Growly, Growly, Growly, When down came the nuts like a patter of rain, With a ramble, scramble, ..."

2. The Partition of Africa by John Scott Keltie (1895)
"CHAPTER XXIII CONCLUSION Africa before and after the scramble—France's ... LET us briefly inquire what has been the result of the scramble of the last ten ..."

3. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"THE scramble.—A RACE. COMMON BOON. ALMOST every preacher in New York is a Doctor ... They scramble for it as chickens do for corn. The tricks resorted to by ..."

4. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"Little heed was given to the welfare of the natives in this scramble. The Arab slaver AFRICA- about-the middle ..."

5. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1853)
"Root Diggers on horseback.—An Indian guide. —Mountain prospects.—The Grand Rond.—Difficulties jn Snake River.- A scramble over the Blue Mountains. ..."

6. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving (1868)
"An Indian guide. — Mountain prospects. — The Grand Bond. — Difficulties on Snake River. — A scramble over the Blue Mountains. — Sufferings from hunger. ..."

7. China's New Constitution and International Problems by Min-chʻien T. Z. Tyau (1918)
"International scramble Thus was ushered in the international scramble for leased territories. The legend of "balance of power" was invoked, and three other ..."

8. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1900)
"Whether or not I shall get anything in the general scramble for plunder remains to be proved, but I rather guess I shall. I know Mr. Ingham slightly, ..."

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