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- (intransitive) If you scramble, you climb quickly and with difficulty, often using your hands to help you.
- They scrambled like spiders up the rocks.
- (intransitive) If you scramble to do something, you do quickly and with difficulty.
- She scrambled out of her car.
- He scrambled to get to his next class.
- New Yorkers scrambled to find other routes to work when the subway broke down.
- (intransitive) If you scramble for something, you compete or fight with others to get it.
- When the new show was announced everyone scrambled for tickets.
- (transitive) (food) If you scramble food, you mix and then cook it.
- He scrambled some eggs.
- (transitive) If something is scrambled, it is mixed up.
- Sometimes using email can scramble the message.
- A scramble is when someone is hurrying or doing something really fast.