from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To move or climb hurriedly, especially on the hands and knees.
- intransitive verb To struggle or contend frantically in order to get something.
- intransitive verb To take off with all possible haste, as to intercept enemy aircraft.
- intransitive verb To run around with the ball behind the line of scrimmage in order to avoid being tackled while searching for an open receiver.
- intransitive verb To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
- intransitive verb Linguistics To move to another position in a syntactic structure, as for emphasis. Used of phrases or other syntactic constituents.
- intransitive verb To mix or throw together haphazardly.
- intransitive verb To gather together in a hurried or disorderly fashion.
- intransitive verb To cook (beaten eggs) until firm but with a soft consistency.
- intransitive verb Electronics To distort or garble (a signal) so as to render it unintelligible without a special receiver.
- intransitive verb To cause (aircraft) to take off as fast as possible, as to intercept enemy aircraft.
- noun The act or an instance of scrambling.
- noun An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
- noun A struggle for something.
- noun A swift takeoff of military aircraft in response to an alert or attack.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To struggle or wriggle along as if on all fours; move on with difficulty or in a floundering manner, as by seizing objects with the hand and drawing the body forward: as, to
scrambleup a cliff; to scramble on in the world.
- To struggle rudely or in a jostling manner with others for the purpose of grasping or getting something; strive eagerly, rudely, and without ceremony for or as if for something thrown on the ground: as, to
scramblefor pennies; to scramble for a living; to scramble for office.
- To stir or toss together in a random fashion; mix and cook in a confused mass.
- To throw down to be scrambled or struggled for: as, to
- To advance or push in a scrambling way.
- In botany, to run or climb in all directions, especially over other plants. See
- noun A walk or ramble in which there is clambering and struggling with obstacles.
- noun An eager, rude contest or struggle for the possession of something offered or desired; an unceremonious jostling or pushing for the possession of something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To collect by scrambling.
- transitive verb To prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking.
- intransitive verb To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble.
- intransitive verb 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.
- noun The act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering.
- noun The act of jostling and pushing for something desired; eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or held out.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- interjection UK shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item.
- verb intransitive To move hurriedly to a location, especially by using all limbs against a surface.
- verb intransitive To proceed to a location or an objective in a disorderly manner.
- verb transitive To thoroughly combine and cook as a loose mass.
- verb transitive To process (
telecommunicationsignals) to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener.
- verb transitive, military To quickly enter (vehicles, usually
aircraft) and proceed to a destination in response to an alert, usually to interceptan attacking enemy.
- verb intransitive, sports To partake in
- verb intransitive To
ascend rocky terrainas a leisure activity.
- noun A
- noun military An emergency defensive
air forcemission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft.
- noun A
- noun Any
franticperiod of activity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb bring into random order
- noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
- verb to move hurriedly
- verb stir vigorously
- verb make unintelligible
- verb climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
- noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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