Definition of scrum
1a or scrummageplay \ˈskrə-mij\ : a rugby play in which the forwards of each side come together in a tight formation and struggle to gain possession of the ball using their feet when it is tossed in among them; also : the arrangement of players in a scrumb : a usually brief and disorderly struggle or fight : scrape, scuffle
Examples of scrum in a Sentence
I had to fight my way through the scrum of holiday shoppers at the mall.
when the server spilled a drink on a customer, they got into a bit of a scrum before being separated
Recent Examples of scrum from the Web
Maneuvering the 100 yards between the courthouse steps and the car sometimes requires Shkreli to deal with a scrum of 40 to 50 members of the press, a stressful situation for someone with anxiety such as Shkreli, Brafman said.
By adding Millsap to a high-upside core, Denver has ensured a place in the scrum with a fighting chance.
Amid the scrum, there are signs Republican opposition is only growing.
The Philadelphia native is best remembered as the Senators player who came out of the scrum of teammates with the ceremonial pitch tossed by John F. Kennedy on Opening Day 1962 in Washington.
LeBron has no chill #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/08VFTDV8sK — Ryan Closing (@memethegoat) June 13, 2017 Another memorable moment of the first half was the scrum between the Warriors David West and the Cavs’ Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson.
Oh, and with 1:10 remaining, Zaza Pachulia appeared to kick Iman Shumpert once and punch him twice, while in a scrum for a loose ball.
There was his scrum behind the Nashville net late in the first period with frequent tormentor P.K. Subban.
Shots also often come from pro-government militias who ride into the scrum on motorcycles.
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Origin and Etymology of scrum
short for scrummage, alteration of scrimmage
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
SCRUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrum for English Language Learners
rugby : a way of starting play again in which players from each team come together and try to get control of the ball by pushing against each other and using their feet when the ball is thrown in between them
: the group of players who are involved in a scrum
: a large group of people who are close together in one place
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