American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To scrape or grope about frenetically with the hands.
- v. To struggle by or as if by scraping or groping.
- v. To climb with scrambling, disorderly haste; clamber.
- v. To make hasty, disordered markings; scribble.
- v. To make or obtain by scraping together hastily.
- v. To scribble on or over.
- n. The act or an instance of scrabbling.
- n. A scribble; a doodle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scrape, scratch, or paw with the hands; move along on the hands and knees; crawl; scramble: as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
- To scramble or struggle to catch something.
- To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; scrawl; scribble.
- To scrape or gather hastily: with up, together, or the like.
- n. A moving on the hands and knees; a scramble.
- v. To scrape or scratch powerfully with hands or claws.
- v. intransitive To move something about by making rapid movements back and forth with the hands or paws.
- v. To scribble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble.
- v. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
- v. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble.
- n. The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a scribble.
- n. an aimless drawing
- n. a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game
- v. feel searchingly
- v. write down quickly without much attention to detail
- Dutch schrabbelen, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of schrabben, to scrape. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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