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English noun: scramble

1. scramble (act) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle


Broader (hypernym)battle, struggle

2. scramble (act) rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Synonymsscamper, scurry

Broader (hypernym)haste, hurry, rush, rushing

English verb: scramble

1. scramble (motion) to move hurriedly

SamplesThe friend scrambled after them.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. scramble (motion) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Synonymsclamber, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, struggle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)climb

3. scramble (contact) bring into random order

ExamplesThe chef wants to scramble the eggs

Synonymsjumble, throw together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disarray, disorder

Narrower (hyponym)tumble

4. scramble (contact) stir vigorously

SamplesBeat the egg whites.
Beat the cream.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex

Narrower (hyponym)cream, whip, whisk

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

5. scramble (change) make unintelligible

SamplesScramble the message so that nobody can understand it.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


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