Associations to the word «Scramble»

Wiktionary

SCRAMBLE, interjection. (UK) shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (intransitive) To move hurriedly to a location, especially by using all limbs against a surface.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (intransitive) To proceed to a location or an objective in a disorderly manner.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (transitive) (of food ingredients) (usually including egg) To thoroughly combine and cook as a loose mass.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (transitive) To process (telecommunication signals) to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (transitive) (military) To quickly enter (vehicles, usually aircraft) and proceed to a destination in response to an alert, usually to intercept an attacking enemy.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (intransitive) (sports) To partake in motocross.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (intransitive) To ascend rocky terrain as a leisure activity.
SCRAMBLE, verb. (transitive) To gather or collect by scrambling.
SCRAMBLE, verb. To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired.
SCRAMBLE, noun. A rush or hurry
SCRAMBLE, noun. (military) An emergency defensive air force mission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft.
SCRAMBLE, noun. A motocross race
SCRAMBLE, noun. Any frantic period of activity.
SCRAMBLE COMPETITION, noun. (sciences) A type of competition where the resource is inadequate to fit the needs of all, resulting in each competitor obtaining an equally partitioned amount and thus never the amount it needs.
SCRAMBLE DINNER, noun. (US) A potluck supper.
SCRAMBLE DINNERS, noun. Plural of scramble dinner
SCRAMBLE NET, noun. (nautical) A net used for people to climb off a ship in an emergency.

Dictionary definition

SCRAMBLE, noun. An unceremonious and disorganized struggle.
SCRAMBLE, noun. Rushing about hastily in an undignified way.
SCRAMBLE, verb. To move hurriedly; "The friend scrambled after them".
SCRAMBLE, verb. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.
SCRAMBLE, verb. Bring into random order.
SCRAMBLE, verb. Stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream".
SCRAMBLE, verb. Make unintelligible; "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it".

Wise words

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