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To move without the benefit of perfect vision
“Birds and other unseen creatures scrabble about in the windswept bushes of central park, but I would rather not deliberate too much about that.”
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Present participle for to 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to do something with great effort
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“Taylor Mead, like many of Warhol's aged stars, had to scrabble to keep financially above water.”
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Present participle for to move or do something with great haste
“On the third day, we had to scrabble to finish our prints and set up an exhibit for that evening.”
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Present participle for to search by groping or feeling for something concealed
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Present participle for to move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground
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Present participle for to search for something, especially by digging into or through
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Present participle for to write or draw (something), especially aimlessly or hastily
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Present participle for scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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Present participle for to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
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