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scrum

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1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together
  • I had to fight my way through the scrum of holiday shoppers at the mall

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2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • when the server spilled a drink on a customer, they got into a bit of a scrum before being separated

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3 British a place of uproar and confusion
  • London's tube is quite a scrum during rush hour

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The first known use of scrum was in 1848

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“Scrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scrum. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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