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scramble

scram·ble

scramble

 
 
pronunciation:
skraem bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scrambled, scrambles, scrambling
definition 1: to move hastily, esp. using both hands and feet to maintain one's balance or pull oneself along, as if on an incline or irregular ground.
similar words:
bustle, crawl, creep, hasten, hurry, run, rush, scamper, scrabble, scurry, scuttle, shin, shinny, stir
definition 2: to try with great energy to reach or gain something, or to avoid failing.
He was scrambling to keep up with his friends in the history course.
synonyms:
struggle
similar words:
hasten, race, reach, stretch, strive, vie
definition 3: of military aircraft or pilots, to take off quickly on a signal to intercept an enemy.
similar words:
sortie
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to mix or throw together hastily or without any apparent order.
synonyms:
confuse, garble, jumble, mix, tangle
similar words:
blend, muddle, muss, shuffle, snarl, stir, throw, tumble, whisk
definition 2: to cook (eggs) in an open pan, stirring constantly to produce a uniformly cooked mixture.
definition 3: to electronically distort (a radio or television signal or the like) and thus make (it) unintelligible without a special receiver.
similar words:
code, distort, encode, garble, jam, jumble
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rapid climb or progression over irregular ground, using or as if using both the hands and feet for balance or to pull oneself along.
synonyms:
scrabble
definition 2: an energetic or frantic struggle to attain something, or to avoid failing.
definition 3: any hasty, disorganized, or frantic proceeding.
When the fire alarm went off there was a scramble for the exits.
synonyms:
rush
definition 4: a rapid mass takeoff of military aircraft on a signal to intercept an enemy.
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