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Noun
A rush or hurry towards a destination or goal
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“There would be a great scramble for jobs and cutthroat competition among workers at the time.”
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A difficult or hurried clamber up or over something
“The next hour was a constant scramble through tangled trees, around in circles, and hiding behind bushes.”
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An eager or uncontrolled and undignified struggle with others to obtain or achieve something
“As even public universities become more privatized, the scramble for external funding wedges the two castes further apart.”
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An disorganized assortment of things
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“There was a scramble of junk in the bed of the pickup to make it appear to be just another vehicle carrying scavenged items for resale at some bazaar.”
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The state or condition of being topsy-turvy, disorderly or muddled
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A sudden occurrence of or increase in a phenomenon, feeling or emotion
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A playful and lively movement or activity
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A warning of danger
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Struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way
“This is a new benchmark for LCD production that competitors will have to scramble to emulate.”
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To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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“Ultimately, unless his fever was reduced with intravenous liquids, it would scramble his brain like eggs in a frying pan.”
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Move hurriedly or clumsily from or into a particular place or position
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“Meanwhile, those few who had managed to scramble ashore were sheltering below a ruined Turkish fort.”
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To make one's way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one's hands as well as one's feet
“Pedestrians took their lives in their hands running the tree-lined gauntlet, forced to scramble up steep bankings if two vehicles met on the narrow stretch.”
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To travel, usually with some measurable distance
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To move past someone or something with force
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To convert (plain text) into code
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To fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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To struggle tenaciously to achieve something
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To drive away or cause to vanish
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To become entangled or intertwined
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To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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To linger behind or wander from a main line or part
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Move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
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Walk for a long distance, especially across country
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Prepare food, usually using heat
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Come out from a defensive position to make an attack
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