scamble

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verb

scam·​ble
ˈskambəl
scambled; scambled; scambling
-b(ə)liŋ
; scambles

intransitive verb

1
obsolete : to struggle with others for largess thrown to a crowd
broadly : to struggle greedily and indecorously for something
2
chiefly dialectal : to get on somehow : stumble along
3
dialectal, England : to loll around : sprawl, shamble

transitive verb

1
dialectal : to scrape together : collect
2
dialectal, England : to trample down

scamble

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noun

scam·​ble
ˈskam(b)əl
plural -s
dialectal, England
: botch, mess

scamble

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"

dialectal British variant of

Word History

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Verb

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“Scamble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scamble. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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