Definition of


  1. (noun, act) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
  2. (noun, act) rushing about hastily in an undignified way
  3. (verb, motion) to move hurriedly
  4. (verb, motion) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  5. (verb, contact) bring into random order
  6. (verb, contact) stir vigorously
    beat the cream
  7. (verb, change) make unintelligible

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Antonyms of Scramble


Origin of the word Scramble

  1. 1580s, perhaps a nasalized variant of scrabble (q.v.), in its sense of "to struggle, to scrape quickly." Broadcasting sense is attested from 1927. The noun is recorded from 1674; meaning "rapid take-off" first recorded 1940, R.A.F. slang. Scrambled eggs first recorded 1864. more

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Words that sound like Scramble

scornful, scornfully, screenplay, sugar maple

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