[ UK /skɹˈæmbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹæmbəɫ/ ]
  1. to move hurriedly
    The friend scrambled after them
  2. bring into random order
  3. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  4. stir vigorously
    beat the cream
    beat the egg whites
  5. make unintelligible
    scramble the message so that nobody can understand it
  1. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
  2. rushing about hastily in an undignified way
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How To Use scramble In A Sentence

  • Keeping specific goals and metrics for testing in mind not only helps track status and results, but also avoids the last-second scramble to pull together necessary reports.
  • She learned to scramble around and even run sideways, but not forward.
  • The arrival of the charity van set off a minor riot as villagers scrambled for a share of the aid.
  • Those buyers not up to speed might find they are left behind in the scramble to get onto the property ladder. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, in a mad final scramble, the Vipers were able to hold on to win their fourth straight Stampede Challenge title.
  • Carpenter scrambled out of the pocket, pulled up at the line of scrimmage and shoveled the ball to Thompson, who outleaped two defenders under the goal post. USATODAY.com
  • For a moment I feared I was going to drown as I lay pole-axed on the shingle, but scrambled free in time. Country diary: Western Cumbria
  • The group scattered and Justin scrambled to the school.
  • On Seventh Avenue, slack-jawed visitors scrambled for digital cameras, and taxicabs actually slowed down for something other than a fare.
  • With more than 50 million Larsson books sold world-wide, publishers scrambled to anoint his literary heir—preferably a political and prolix Scandinavian. Tattooed by Politics
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