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scramble

2 noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
scramble2
1 [singular] a difficult climb in which you have to use your hands to help you:
The village was a 20-minute scramble away.
2 [singular] a situation in which people compete with and push each other in order to get what they want
scramble for
the usual scramble for the bathroom every morning
scramble to do something
a scramble to carry the baggage into the house
3 [singular] 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

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