scrabble


1scrab·ble

verb \ˈskra-bəl\

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

scrab·bledscrab·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of SCRABBLE

intransitive verb
2
:  to scratch, claw, or grope about clumsily or frantically
3
a :  scramble, clamber
b :  to struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching <scrabble for survival>
transitive verb
1
:  scramble
2
:  scribble
scrab·bler \-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

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Rhymes with SCRABBLE

2scrabble

noun

Definition of SCRABBLE

1
:  scramble
2
:  scribble
3
:  a repeated scratching or clawing

Examples of SCRABBLE

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

First Known Use of SCRABBLE

1794

Rhymes with SCRABBLE

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