from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of scramble.
  • n. An act of scrambling.
  • adj. Confused and irregular; awkward; scambling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Confused and irregular; awkward; scambling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Straggling; rambling; irregular; haphazard; random: as, scrambling streets.


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  • If you heard the word scrambling, that's really what a lot of quarterbacks and receivers are doing right now, scrambling to get together in the communication and the timing of things. Front Page

  • So said the witness, a man who'd pulled over to see what was going on, why a tall, dark-haired teenager was scrambling from a car to race for the tracks when a train was coming ...

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  • Los Angeles had Utah scrambling from the beginning, going 15-for-20 in the first quarter and shutting down every mini-run the Jazz made until it was too late.

  • •Best improv: Peyton Manning had a bright idea while scrambling from the pocket in the second quarter: a shovel pass to Dominic Rhodes.

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  • Skinner separated his shoulder after scrambling from the pocket late in the third quarter and returned for just one play - Tribble's third interception. - College Football - Wake Forest vs. Boston College

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  • Best of luck in scrambling some sense out of moving chaos!

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  • He's also ranked 38th in scrambling (61.3%) and has been fairly hot this year (seven top-25 finishes, though none since he finished 20th in The Masters).

  • He ranks sixth in scrambling (66.7%) and second in greens in regulation (72.2%).

  • The two-time Open champ ranks among the best in scrambling


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