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SCRAMBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scramble mean? 

SCRAMBLE (noun)
  The noun SCRAMBLE has 2 senses:

1. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
2. rushing about hastily in an undignified way

  Familiarity information: SCRAMBLE used as a noun is rare.


SCRAMBLE (verb)
  The verb SCRAMBLE has 5 senses:

1. to move hurriedly
2. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
3. bring into random order
4. stir vigorously
5. make unintelligible

  Familiarity information: SCRAMBLE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRAMBLE (noun)


Sense 1scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unceremonious and disorganized struggle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

scramble; scuffle

Hypernyms ("scramble" is a kind of...):

battle; struggle (an energetic attempt to achieve something)


Sense 2scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

scamper; scurry; scramble

Hypernyms ("scramble" is a kind of...):

haste; hurry; rush; rushing (the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner)


SCRAMBLE (verb)


Sense 1scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To move hurriedly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The friend scrambled after them

Hypernyms (to "scramble" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

clamber; shin; shinny; skin; scramble; sputter; struggle

Hypernyms (to "scramble" is one way to...):

climb (move with difficulty, by grasping)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring into random order

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

throw together; scramble; jumble

Hypernyms (to "scramble" is one way to...):

disarray; disorder (bring disorder to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scramble"):

tumble (throw together in a confused mass)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The chef wants to scramble the eggs


Sense 4scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stir vigorously

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

scramble; beat

Context examples:

beat the egg whites / beat the cream

Hypernyms (to "scramble" is one way to...):

agitate; commove; disturb; raise up; shake up; stir up; vex (change the arrangement or position of)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scramble"):

whip; whisk (whip with or as if with a wire whisk)

cream (make creamy by beating)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5scramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make unintelligible

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

scramble the message so that nobody can understand it

Hypernyms (to "scramble" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

unscramble (make intelligible)


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