verb (used without object), scrummed, scrum·ming.
Origin of scrum
Examples from the Web for scrum
Another result was a line of TV news trucks and a scrum of photographers outside the funeral as the church filled to overflowing.
As the game ended, tension between the two sides boiled over into a scrum of stick swinging, pushing, and punching.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the scrum of reporters backstage after the show, someone asked Mulleavy whether the collection had a “Vegas connection.”
Three or four of us huddled around him, almost a scrum, hanging on his every word.
Anyone who does not want to talk to reporters knows to skip a walk through the scrum.
“They were so jolly heavy in the scrum,” said Maurice, one of the forwards.The Gold Bat|P. G. Wodehouse
I suppose I can count for one in the scrum, said the stranger.The Message|Louis Tracy
In the same way the minor Aias cuts off the head of Imbrios, and throws it like a football "into the scrum."The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
As I reached the street, out from the feet of the wrestling throng, like a football from a scrum, rolled a neat tarbûsh.Tales of Secret Egypt|Sax Rohmer
These operations had been closely followed by the class, who made a circle round the bomb like a football "scrum."Leaves from a Field Note-Book|J. H. Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for scrum
verb scrums, scrumming or scrummed
Word Origin for scrum
Word Origin and History for scrum
1888, abbreviation of scrummage, a variant form of scrimmage (n.). Transferred sense of "noisy throng" is from 1950.