scamble

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

Definition of scamble

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

noun
scam·​ble | \ ˈskam(b)əl \
plural -s

Definition of scamble (Entry 2 of 3)

dialectal, England

scamble

\ " \

Definition of scamble (Entry 3 of 3)

dialectal British variant of

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“Scamble.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scamble. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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