Definition of scrabble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scrabble

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈskræbl//
 
[intransitive]scrabble (around) (for something)+ adv./prep.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrabble
 
he / she / it scrabbles
 
past simple scrabbled
 
-ing form scrabbling
 
 
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to try to find or to do something in a hurry or with difficulty, often by moving your hands or feet around quickly, without much control She scrabbled around in her bag for her glasses. He was scrabbling for a foothold on the steep slope. a sound like rats scrabbling on the other side of the wall In his panic, he began scrabbling at the lock. The kids scrabbled up the slope.
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