Definition of scrum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//skrʌm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//skrʌm//
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  1. 1(formal scrummage) a part of a rugby game when players from both sides link themselves together in a group, with their heads down, and push against the other side. The ball is then thrown between them and each side tries to get it. See related entries: Rugby
  2. 2the group of players who link themselves together in a scrum
  3. 3(especially British English) a crowd of people who are pushing each other There was a real scrum when the bus arrived.
  4. Word Originlate 19th cent.: abbreviation of scrummage.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scrum

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