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English noun: scramble

1. scramble (act) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle


Synonymsscuffle


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.


Synonymsbeat


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


Antonymsunscramble









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