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scramble (v.)

1580s (intransitive), perhaps a nasalized variant of scrabble (v.), in its sense of "to struggle, to scrape quickly." Transitive sense "to stir or toss together randomly" is from 1822. Broadcasting sense "to make unintelligible" is attested from 1927. Related: Scrambled; scrambling. Scrambled eggs first recorded 1843.

scramble (n.)

1670s, "an eager, rude contest or struggle," from scramble (v.). Meaning "a walk or ramble involving clambering and struggling with obstacles" is from 1755. Meaning "rapid take-off" first recorded 1940, R.A.F. slang.

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Definitions of scramble
1
scramble (v.)
to move hurriedly;
The friend scrambled after them
scramble (v.)
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling;
Synonyms: clamber / shin / shinny / skin / struggle / sputter
scramble (v.)
bring into random order;
Synonyms: jumble / throw together
scramble (v.)
stir vigorously;
Synonyms: beat
scramble (v.)
make unintelligible;
scramble the message so that nobody can understand it
2
scramble (n.)
an unceremonious and disorganized struggle;
Synonyms: scuffle
scramble (n.)
rushing about hastily in an undignified way;
Synonyms: scamper / scurry
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