scramble

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noun
ADJECTIVE
desperate, frantic, mad, undignified (esp. BrE)

There was a mad scramble for the exits.

PREPOSITION
in a/the scramble

I lost my sister in the scramble for a seat.

scramble down, scramble over, scramble up, etc.

an undignified scramble down the slope

scramble for

a scramble for tickets for the game

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verb
ADVERB
desperately, frantically, quickly

They scrambled frantically over the piles of debris.

around, away, back, off
VERB + SCRAMBLE
manage to
PREPOSITION
down, into, out of, over, through, up, etc.

She managed to scramble over the wall.

He scrambled up the stairs.

PHRASES
scramble for cover

We scrambled for cover and hid underneath the truck.

scramble to your feet

He scrambled awkwardly to his feet.

scramble to safety
Scramble is used with these nouns as the object: ↑egg, ↑helicopter, ↑jet, ↑signal

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as in climbing), / , / (with difficulty), , , ,


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