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scrabble

scrab·ble

scrabble

 
pronunciation:
skrae bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scrabbled, scrabbles, scrabbling
definition: to grab for something in a disorganized or frantic fashion, with or as if with the hands or claws.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to scrape or scratch at, with or as if with the nails or claws.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of grabbing, scraping, struggling, or climbing using or as if using the hands or claws.
similar words:
scramble
definition 2: an awkward or careless bit of writing; scribble.
derivation: scrabbler (n.)