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Past tense for scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
“I began to scrabble and fumble around on the floor in search of some kind of weapon.”
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Past tense for to scrape or scratch powerfully with hands or claws
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Past tense for to move or climb up or over something, typically using one's hands
“Sometimes they would clamber from one waist-high rock to another, and sometimes they would scrabble up a slope of pebbles and small rocks.”
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Jockeyed for position
“The banks are now desperately scrabbling to recover their costs.”
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Past tense for to move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground
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Past tense for to reach inside a receptacle and search for something
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Past tense for to draw or scribble (something), especially aimlessly
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Past tense for to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
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