What does scramble mean?

Definitions for scramble
ˈskræm bəlscram·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scramble, scufflenoun

    an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

  2. scamper, scramble, scurryverb

    rushing about hastily in an undignified way

  3. scrambleverb

    to move hurriedly

    "The friend scrambled after them"

  4. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputterverb

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

  5. scramble, jumble, throw togetherverb

    bring into random order

  6. beat, scrambleverb

    stir vigorously

    "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"

  7. scrambleverb

    make unintelligible

    "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"

Wiktionary

  1. scramblenoun

    A rush or hurry

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  2. scramblenoun

    An emergency defensive air force mission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  3. scramblenoun

    A motocross race

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  4. scramblenoun

    Any frantic period of activity.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  5. scrambleverb

    To move hurriedly to a location, especially by using all limbs against a surface.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  6. scrambleverb

    To proceed to a location or an objective in a disorderly manner.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  7. scrambleverb

    To mix food ingredients in a mix to be cooked into a loose mass.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  8. scrambleverb

    To process telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  9. scrambleverb

    To quickly enter vehicles, usually aircraft, and proceed to a destination in response to an alert, usually to intercept an attacking enemy.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  10. scrambleverb

    To partake in motocross

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  11. scrambleverb

    To ascend rocky terrain as a leisure activity

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

  12. scrambleinterjection

    shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrambleverb

    to clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks

    Etymology: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]

  2. Scrambleverb

    to struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired

    Etymology: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]

  3. Scrambleverb

    to collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth

    Etymology: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]

  4. Scrambleverb

    to prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking

    Etymology: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]

  5. Scramblenoun

    the act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering

    Etymology: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]

  6. Scramblenoun

    the act of jostling and pushing for something desired; eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or held out; as, a scramble for office

    Etymology: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]

Freebase

  1. Scramble

    Scramble is a 1981 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, arcade game. It was developed by Konami, and manufactured and distributed by Stern in North America. It was the first side-scrolling shooter with forced scrolling and multiple distinct levels. The hardware uses two Zilog Z80 microprocessors for the central processing unit in addition to two AY-3-8910 sound chips for the sound.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scramble

    skram′bl, v.i. to struggle to seize something before others: to catch at or strive for rudely: to wriggle along on all-fours.—v.t. to throw down to be scrambled for: to advance or push.—n. act of scrambling: a struggle for office.—n. Scram′bler.—adj. Scram′bling, confused and irregular.—adv. Scram′blingly, in a scrambling manner: irregularly: unceremoniously. [Prov. Eng. scramb, to rake together with the hands, or scramp, to snatch at; nearly allied to scrabble and scrape.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scramble in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scramble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scramble in a Sentence

  1. Justin Rose:

    Obviously a fun day of golf, i was three-under par, had a rough patch, had to scramble, work hard, keep my round together.

  2. Charles Gladden:

    If it happened to me it could happen to someone else, they scramble around for issues to talk about.

  3. Bob Melvin:

    Were big Oklahoma fans right now for sure, its kind of tough to watch them scramble around a little bit sometimes, but its exciting.

  4. Doug Horton:

    If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?

  5. Charles Gladden:

    They scramble around for issues to talk about.

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Translations for scramble

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  • تزاحمArabic
  • лазяBulgarian
  • léztCzech
  • krabbeln, kraxeln, drängeln, klettern, verrühren, Gedrängel, chiffrieren, verschlüsselnGerman
  • περιπλέκωGreek
  • revolver, gatearSpanish
  • kiipeillä, könytä, rynnätä, sekoittaa, kiire, kompuroida, salataFinnish
  • bousculade, ruer, interception, motocross, brouillerFrench
  • संघर्षHindi
  • матиMacedonian
  • leźćPolish
  • amestecaRomanian
  • лезть, мотогонки, взбалтывать, взлёт по тревоге, шифровать, взобраться, залезть, взболтать, ажиотаж, взбираться, пробираться, зашифровать, вскарабкаться, мотокросс, запарка, спешка, пробраться, свалка, зашифровывать, карабкатьсяRussian
  • การแย่งชิงThai
  • acele etmek, tırmanmak, motokros yarışı, acele etme, çırpmak, çalkalamak, şifrelemeTurkish
  • tranh giànhVietnamese

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