scramble

[ skram-buh l ]
/ ˈskræm bəl /

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

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

noun


Nearby words

  1. scraggly,
  2. scraggy,
  3. scram,
  4. scramasax,
  5. scramb,
  6. scrambled egg,
  7. scrambled eggs,
  8. scrambler,
  9. scramjet,
  10. scran

Origin of scramble

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

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British Dictionary definitions for scramble

scramble

/ (ˈskræmbəl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for scramble

C16: blend of scrabble and ramp

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Word Origin and History for scramble
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