golf: a team competition in which all the members of a team tee off on each hole, one of the tee shots is selected, all members hit shots from the position of the selected shot, one shot is again selected, and the process is continued until the hole is completed
Sawgrass seemed a far cry from the first competitive golf event I ever played in, a weekend scramble at my local club.—David Owen
We scrambled over the boulders and kept climbing up the mountain.
He scrambled up the ramp.
reporters scrambling to finish stories by deadline
Both players scrambled for the ball.
News of the factory closing found workers scrambling to find jobs.
It started to rain, and we all scrambled for cover.
I'll scramble some eggs for breakfast. Noun
a quick scramble over boulders
the scramble for power in the country
a scramble for the ball
There was a mad scramble to fill vacant positions at the school. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Survivors are scrambling for food, water and medicine.—Susannah George, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 Chicago officials are scrambling to find shelter for more than 2,000 migrants, plus long-term housing for thousands more already crammed into overcrowded shelters.—Josh Feldman, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 The solution for almost every problem In 2007, the studio was scrambling to finish its first movie, Iron Man, before the WGA prohibited its members from contributing any further work.—Joanna Robinson, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2023 Novo Nordisk plans to invest more than 16 billion Danish crowns ($2.34 billion) to boost production of its weight-loss drugs at a site in Chartres, France, scrambling to keep up with soaring demand.—Reuters, Fortune Europe, 23 Nov. 2023 Those clients will need to know that Microsoft’s vital code can’t be scrambled by a Silicon Valley soap opera.—David Marino-Nachison, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023 OpenAI is now scrambling to reset its own experiment in designing corporate governance resilient to both superintelligent AI and ordinary human squabbles.—WIRED, 19 Nov. 2023 The high cost of rent has become a pressing issue for the city’s political leaders, who are scrambling to find ways to keep their constituents from slipping into homelessness.—Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 With shows scrambling to get back up and running now that both strikes are settled, a number of series are being pushed to later dates.—Joe Otterson, Variety, 15 Nov. 2023
The Olympic truce, rooted in the traditions of ancient Greece and reimagined three decades ago for the modern Games, has become as much a part of the ritual prelude to the events as the lighting of the torch and the scramble for hotel rooms.—Andrew Keh, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2023 The Grammy winner and longtime golf fan took part in a special celebrity four-hole scramble at the El Cardonal, which was designed by his friend and golf champion Tiger Woods.—Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 The industry is now engaged in a mad scramble to get movies finished for next year’s summer blockbuster season, and to get TV series up and running before the winter and new year holiday break hits in December.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 10 Nov. 2023 The tragedy of the situation for medical professionals like Hart is that the shortages are preventable because they were not prompted by the kind of unforeseen events—like COVID lockdowns or natural disasters—which led to a similar scramble for semiconductor chips two years ago.—Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 28 Oct. 2023 Sophomore quarterback Ayden Lester scored on a 38-yard scramble when he was chased out of the pocket on the first Cardinal drive of the third quarter and the second half rout was on.—Nwa Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2023 The last-minute scramble reflects the collision of two of Biden's chief goals: countering China and marching in lockstep with labor unions.—Jeff Stein and Tyler Pager The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 13 Nov. 2023 The last-minute scramble reflects the collision of two of Biden’s chief goals: countering China and marching in lockstep with labor unions.—Tyler Pager, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 Video footage captured the sound of a blast that shook the sprawling medical complex, setting off a scramble among people sheltering there.—Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 See More
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