scramble

/ˈskræmbəl/

  • Verb
  • to move or climb over something quickly especially while also using your hands
    1. We scrambled over the boulders and kept climbing up the mountain.
    2. He scrambled up the ramp.
  • to move or act quickly to do, find, or get something often before someone else does
    1. reporters scrambling to finish stories by deadline
    2. Both players scrambled for the ball.
    3. News of the factory closing found workers scrambling to find jobs.
    4. It started to rain, and we all scrambled for cover.
  • to prepare (eggs) by mixing the white and yellow parts together and then stirring the mixture in a hot pan
    1. I'll scramble some eggs for breakfast.
  • to put (parts of something) in the wrong order
    1. The letters of the words are scrambled. [=mixed up]
  • to change (a radio or electronic signal) so that whoever receives it will not be able to understand it
    1. We will have to scramble our radio communications.
    2. The cable company scrambles the channels that you do not pay for.
  • to run with the ball while being chased by defensive players
    1. The quarterback scrambled for a 5-yard gain.
  • Noun
  • an act of scrambling: such as
  • the act of moving or climbing over something quickly especially while also using your hands
    1. a quick scramble over boulders
  • the act of moving or acting quickly to do, find, or get something
    1. the scramble for power in the country
    2. a scramble for the ball
    3. There was a mad scramble to fill vacant positions at the school.
  • a play in which the quarterback runs with the ball while being chased by defensive players
    1. He gained 10 yards on a scramble.

Những từ liên quan với SCRAMBLE

competition, litter, climb, clutter, push, struggle, melee, shuffle, clamber, scurry, crawl, muddle, contend, jostle