a difficult climb in which you have to use your hands to help you:
The village was a 20-minute scramble away.
a situation in which people compete with and push each other in order to get what they want
the usual scramble for the bathroom every morning
scramble to do something
a scramble to carry the baggage into the house
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.
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a motorcycle race over rough ground