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scrabble

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verb scrab·ble \ˈskra-bəl\

Simple Definition of scrabble

  • : to move the hands or feet in an awkward and hurried way in order to find or do something

Full Definition of scrabble

scrab·bledscrab·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  scrawl, scribble

  3. 2 :  to scratch, claw, or grope about clumsily or frantically

  4. 3a :  scramble, clamberb :  to struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching <scrabble for survival>

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  scramble

  7. 2 :  scribble

scrab·bler play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of scrabble

  1. She scrabbled around in her handbag for a pen.

  2. He scrabbled at the slippery rock.



Origin of scrabble

Dutch schrabbelen to scratch


First Known Use: 1537

Rhymes with scrabble


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scrabble

noun scrab·ble

Definition of scrabble

  1. 1 :  scramble

  2. 2 :  scribble

  3. 3 :  a repeated scratching or clawing



Examples of scrabble

  1. <it'll be a long scrabble to pull ourselves out of poverty>



1794

First Known Use of scrabble

1794



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