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scramblescramble2 noun  1 [singular]CLIMB a difficult climb in which you have to use your hands to help you The village was a 20-minute scramble away.2 [singular]COMPETE WITH/TRY TO BEAT a situation in which people compete with and push each other in order to get what they wantscramble for the usual scramble for the bathroom every morningscramble to do something a scramble to carry the baggage into the house3 [singular]HURRY a situation in which something has to be done very quickly, with a lot of rushing around It was a mad scramble trying to get things ready in time.4 [countable]DSO British English a motorcycle race over rough ground
Examples from the Corpus
scrambleA mad scramble followed a Dollar free throw, and Hamilton eventually grabbed the ball on the right wing.Jane could see the village clearly, although it was a twenty-minute scramble away.There was a real scramble behind them.Nor were the crowd to be denied, for they tore the black baize cloth to shreds in their scramble for souvenirs.More crusts fell from the vicious scramble overhead.scramble to do somethingThere was always a scramble to obtain them after the meeting.All the while, the taxpayers in the Amphi School District scramble to find enough money to buy land for schools.All that despite the fearful scramble to Bill and Ben's pots at the end of the programme.Police contend Bagby nearly ran over two officers in a mad scramble to get home.No sudden spurt, no scramble to get away.The 6-foot-4,165-pound junior quarterback earned 14 yards each on a pair of scrambles to keep the drive going.However, the scramble to keep the peace went on.The scramble to redistribute existing resources and clients provides the conditions for the development of schemes such as the duty solicitor.mad scrambleSpurs regained the lead in the 51st minute after a mad scramble in the United area before Jason Dozzell slotted home.Police contend Bagby nearly ran over two officers in a mad scramble to get home.And whatever happens, after May 3 they're predicting a mad scramble for one-way only tickets.A mad scramble followed a Dollar free throw, and Hamilton eventually grabbed the ball on the right wing.