What does scamble mean?

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  1. (intransitive) To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.
  2. (intransitive) To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble; struggle for place or possession.
  3. (transitive) To mangle.
  4. (transitive) To squander.
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Ciaran Martyn pounced on a loose ball following a goalmouth scamble to hook it to the net before Nash sent the crowd wild with delight 30 seconds later.
Once-boggy waste ground has been transformed into a sophisticated play area with a high-level adventure trail, a slide, tube crawler and scamble net.
An angler fishing at night for seat trout in the Kelvin in Glasgow had to scamble down river 200 yards when a salmon took his fly.
England's lack of cutting edge was painfully apparent in defeat to Australia but their scamble defence was solid and neither team will be easily breached.
Mercer partnered Reg Taylor and Bill Parry to win a Texas Scamble from Barry Evans, Steve Beech and Tony Harcombe.
Luckily for the Dons referee Victor Torres felt Luizao fouled Anderson on the line as he helped scamble the ball into the empty net.

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