scrabble
I. verb (scrabbled; scrabbling) Etymology: Dutch schrabbelen to scratch Date: 1537 intransitive verb 1. scrawl, scribble 2. to scratch, claw, or grope about clumsily or frantically 3. a. scramble, clamber b. to struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching <
scrabble for survival
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transitive verb 1. scramble 2. scribblescrabbler noun II. noun Date: 1794 1. scramble 2. scribble 3. a repeated scratching or clawing

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