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Definition of scramble noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    difficult walk/climb
  1. 1[singular] a difficult walk or climb over rough ground, especially one in which you have to use your hands A scramble over the rocks takes you to the most perfect of beaches.
  2. push/fight
  3. 2[singular] scramble (for something) a situation in which people push, fight, or compete with each other in order to get or do something synonym free-for-all There was a mad scramble for the best seats. When the manager retired, there was a scramble for his job.
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