scramble

[ skram-buh l ]
/ ˈskræm bəl /

verb (used without object), scram·bled, scram·bling.

verb (used with object), scram·bled, scram·bling.

noun

Origin of scramble

1580–90; blend of dial. scamble to stumble along, and scrabble (in the same sense)
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scramble

/ (ˈskræmbəl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for scramble

C16: blend of scrabble and ramp
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