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Definition of the noun scramble

What does scramble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scrambles

  1. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of scramble: scuffle
    • more generic words: battle / struggle = an energetic attempt to achieve something
  2. rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of scramble: scamper / scurry
    • more generic words: haste / hurry / rush / rushing = the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

Alternative definition of the noun scramble

noun

  1. A rush or hurry
  2. [military] An emergency defensive air force mission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft.
  3. A motocross race
  4. Any frantic period of activity.

Specialised definition of the noun scramble

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

a battle among several players for possession of the puck

several players from both sides close together battling for possession of the puck

Definition of the verb scramble

What does scramble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scrambled | scrambling | scrambles

  1. to move hurriedly
  2. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  3. bring into random order
    • example: The chef wants to scramble the eggs
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]A new firm will integrate their ice cream production lines | Herman mixed the eggsVerbs of Combining: admix, consolidate, cream, intermix, tumble
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman mixed the eggs and the cream together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherEggs and cream mix well together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with / into / to [Patient 2]The eggs mixed with the cream
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman whipped creamVerbs of Combining and Attaching: beat, fuse, stir, swirl, whip, whisk
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman whipped sugar and the cream together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of scramble: jumble / throw together
    • more generic words: disarray / disorder = bring disorder to
    • more specific word: tumble = throw together in a confused mass
  4. stir vigorously
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]A new firm will integrate their ice cream production lines | Herman mixed the eggsVerbs of Combining: admix, consolidate, cream, intermix, tumble
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman mixed the eggs and the cream together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherEggs and cream mix well together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with / into / to [Patient 2]The eggs mixed with the cream
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]Donna grilled me steaksVerbs of Creation and Transformation: barbeque, boil, broil, clean, fry, grill, iron, microwave, poach, pour, roast, set, toast, wash, weld
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Donna grilled steaks
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Donna grilled steaks for me
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman whipped creamVerbs of Combining and Attaching: beat, fuse, stir, swirl, whip, whisk
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman whipped sugar and the cream together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of scramble: beat
    • more generic terms: agitate / commove / disturb / raise up / shake up / stir up / vex = change the arrangement or position of
    • more specific words:
      • whisk / whip = whip with or as if with a wire whisk
      • cream = make creamy by beating
  5. make unintelligible
    • example: scramble the message so that nobody can understand it
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • antonym: unscramble
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb scramble

verb

  1. To move hurriedly to a location using all limbs against a surface.
  2. To proceed to a location or an objective in a disorderly manner.
  3. To mix food ingredients in a mix to be cooked into a loose mass.
  4. To process telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener.
  5. [military] To quickly enter vehicles, usually aircraft, and proceed to a destination in response to an alert, usually to intercept an attacking enemy.
  6. [sports] To partake in motocross
  7. To ascend rocky terrain as a leisure activity

Specialised definition of the verb scramble

Glossary of sports / American football

if a quarterback scrambles, he tries to evade tacklers while running with the football (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Other definitions of scramble

What does scramble also mean?

interjection

  1. [UK] shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item.

Games

  1. "Scramble" is a 1981 side-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game. It was developed by Konami, and manufactured and distributed by Leijac in Japan and Stern in North America. It was the first side-scrolling shooter with forced scrolling and multiple distinct levels. The Konami Scramble arcade system board hardware uses two Zilog Z80 microprocessors for the central processing unit, two AY-3-8910 sound chips for the sound, and Namco Galaxian video hardware for the graphics.
    • also known as Scramble 64
    • developer: Konami
    • genres: Scrolling shooter, Shoot 'em up, Shooter game, Action game
    • publisher: Stern
    • released in (34 years ago)
  2. "Scramble" is a tabletop electronic game that was released in 1982 in the UK by Grandstand under licence from Japanese firm Epoch Co., who sold the game in Japan under the title Astro Command. It is a tabletop version version of the Konami arcade game of the same name.
    • also known as Astro Command
    • publisher: Grandstand
    • released in (33 years ago)
  3. "Scramble" is a video game.
    • genre: Strategy video game

Film

"Scramble" is a 1970 British drama film directed by David Eady and starring Ian Ramsey, Robin Askwith, Lucinda Barnes and Stephen Mallett.

Writings

"Scramble" is a book by Jane Baker, Pip Baker, Peter Dennis.

Character

Scramble, also known as Scramble the Mixed-Up Man, was a Marvel Comics supervillain and Canadian mutant. Specifically, he was an enemy of Alpha Flight, but for a brief time he was alternately their ally. His first appearance was Alpha Flight #30.

Artwork

"Scramble" is a painting (acrylic paint) by Jake Berthot, begun in (45 years ago).

  • media: acrylic paint

Music

  1. "SCRAMBLE" is a musical album of Aska.
    • released on
  2. "Scramble" is a musical album of The Coathangers.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Scramble" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Scramble" is a composition.
  5. "Scramble" is a musical single of Maki Goto.
    • released on (11 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Scramble is a periodical, magazine.
  2. Scramble: A scramble was an early form of slave auction which took place at the height of the Atlantic slave trade in the British colonies of the West Indies in the eighteenth century.

Phrases with Scramble

Phrases starting with the word Scramble:

  1. Scramble Net
  2. Scramble competition

Phrases ending with the word Scramble:

  1. Hare scramble
  2. Pedestrian scramble

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scramble

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Google previewIdiot's Guides: Golf (2014)

by Brian Crowell

LESSON 15 The Scramble The Scramble is a fun and very social format that's frequently used in large golf outings. Each foursome is a team. All players in the group hit tee shots. The best position of those shots is chosen, and all players hit ...

Google previewDifferential Equations and the Stokes Phenomenon (2002)

by B L J Braaksma, G K Immink, M van der Put, J Top

The scramble is a general bimould transform defined by: (5.17) A* – B" = scramble(A") with B" = XL e(w, w”) A" w” e scram(w) where scram(w) is the set of all sequences w” = (; 3 * - -3 o: ) which have the 1 ---, wr to 1 , ..., tor to 1 » ...; Ur same ...

Google previewRoadfood (2017)

An Eater's Guide to the 1,000 Best Local Hot Spots and Hidden Gems Across America by Jane Stern, Michael Stern

The only bad thing about the hangover scramble is that it doesn't come with muffins, which are a must-eat item at the Kettle. Moderate in size, they are plated in pairs, preferably warmed up if not oven-warm at that moment. we like honey bran ...

Google previewTulsa State Fair (2010)

by Amanda Bretz

The calf scramble is an annual event that gives students the chance to participate in the livestock area. Ten children from 12 to 18 years of age are chosen each night to participate in the event. Five winners will receive an $800 certificate that ...

Google previewThe Pearson Complete Guide For The Cat (2011)

by Sinha Nishit K

Scramble means to jumble or mix randomly, so decipher, which means to crack a code. 22. Elite, belonging to the upper class, so plebeian, pertaining to the masses. 23. Ostensible means apparent, so hidden. 24. Modest means unassuming ...

Google previewQuick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food (2009)

65 Everyday Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Over 150 Great-Tasting, Down-Home Recipes by Alicia C. Simpson

TofuScramble. MAKES 4 SERVINGS TOFU SCRAMBLE IS the scrambled egg of the vegan world. If you're skeptical about the taste and. QUICK. &. EASY. texture of tofu, this recipe is definitely a good place. MEAL. IDEA: to start. If you are a fan ...

Google previewSpoilsports (2002)

Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Sport by Celia Brackenridge

The scramble is a product of the moral panic around child abuse that was discussed in Chapter 2. It has not been helpful to those seeking a more measured and efficient approach to both child protection and anti-harassment work. Once an ...

Google previewThe Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Gospel (2009)

by David R. Keeston

The great thing about the Texas Scramble is that it is a ...

Google previewBasic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach, Student Support Edition (2007)

by Richard Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Joanne Lockwood

Math Word Scramble The Math Word Scramble is a fun way for students to show off what they've learned in each chapter. The is used in the metric system for measuring electrical energy. – 7. The prefix that denotes the magnitude of1000 is ...

Google previewCompete, Play, Win (2009)

Finding Your Best Competitive Self by David Apostolico

A scramble is a format where players, typically a foursome, compete in concert rather than against each other. After each shot, you take the best shot of the four and everyone else then plays An Introduction to Competition 40.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for Three-year-olds (2004)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy

Scramble. Materials. 6-8 simple puzzles What to do 1 . To renew the children's interest in puzzles, try this fun game. Ask the children to sit in a circle and show them a puzzle. 2. Then dump the pieces of the puzzle into a pile in the center of the ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

scrabble noun 1 a scramble or scratching. 2 (Scrabble) (trademark) a word game for two to four players. scrag noun 1 (informal) a skinny person or animal. 2 the butcher's name for the thin part of the neck, especially in mutton. Word Family ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: S-Z (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

The scramble had by now become so intense, and the prestige stakes so high, that Britain and France nearly tumbled into war at Fashoda in 1898 before backing away. The last Bunyoro resistance in Uganda was overcome by British forces in ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

scramble. v use Scots or Scottish rather than Scotch to refer to people or things from Scotland. scotch verb decisively put an end to. scot-free adverb without suffering any punishment or injury. Scots adjective Scottish. •noun the form of English ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

scramble. scripture scrofula jcrooge scrufif scrutiny search season seat seclude second. staple food in the thriving port of Liverpool. Lobscouse is recorded from the early 18th century, but its origin is unknown. Before the 1960s Scouse ...

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Usage statistics about scramble

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun scramble:

scufflescramble

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb scramble:

jumbleskinclamberscramblestrugglebeat

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Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors in Bun Scrambling Competition scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible. The higher the buns, the more points they are worth.Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors waiting the signal in Bun Scrambling Competition, ready to scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible.Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors ready on the signal in Bun Scrambling Competition, start to scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible.Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors ready on the signal in Bun Scrambling Competition, start to scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible.Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors ready on the signal in Bun Scrambling Competition, start to scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible.Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors ready on the signal in Bun Scrambling Competition, start to scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible.Small photo of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong - 22 May 2018: Competitors in Bun Scrambling Competition scramble up and try to collect as many ‘lucky’ buns as possible. The higher the buns, the more points they are worth. More...

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Quotes about Scramble

The scramble to get into college is going to be so terrible in the next few years that students are going to put up with almost anything, even an education. (Barnaby C. Keeney)
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Scrabble value of S1C3R1A1M3B3L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SCRAMBLE

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

  • CLAMBERS
  • SCAMBLER

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