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scrimmage

scrim·mage

scrimmage

 
 
pronunciation:
skrI mihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vigorous struggle; scuffle.
A scrimmage ensued as food supplies began to be passed out.
definition 2: a preliminary or minor encounter between enemy troops; skirmish.
That day's fighting was a scrimmage; the real battle was yet to come.
similar words:
skirmish
definition 3: in football, an informal or practice game usu. played between subgroups of a single team.
He performs well in the scrimmages, but has yet to prove himself in an actual game.
definition 4: in football, any action taking place between the teams after the ball is snapped and before it is declared out of play.
His first pass was intercepted during the scrimmage.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: scrimmaged, scrimmages, scrimmaging
definition: to participate or oppose in a scrimmage.
similar words:
skirmish
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