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skraem bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: scrambles, scrambling, scrambled
definition 1: to move quickly using both the hands and feet.
We scrambled over the rocks and up the hill.
similar words:
crawl, creep, hasten, hurry, run, rush, scamper, scurry, shin, stir
definition 2: to try hard to gain something, or to avoid failing.
He was scrambling to keep up with his friends in math class.
similar words:
hasten, race, reach, stretch, strive
definition 3: to mix or throw together in a quick or random way.
She scrambled the pieces of the puzzle.
confuse, jumble, mix, tangle
similar words:
blend, muddle, muss, shuffle, snarl, stir, throw, tumble, whisk
definition 4: to cook in an open pan while stirring.
Dad scrambled some eggs for breakfast.
definition 5: to mix up a signal or message so that it cannot be understood.
When the cable company scrambled that television channel, we couldn't watch our favorite program.
similar words:
code, distort, jumble
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fast climb or crawl over uneven ground.
I fell during my scramble up the rocky path.
definition 2: a struggle to gain something, or to avoid failing.
There was a scramble to finish assignments by the end of the year.
definition 3: any rushed or confused action to do something.
When the fire alarm went off there was a scramble for the exits.
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