- n an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
- n rushing about hastily in an undignified way
- v to move hurriedly
The friend scrambled after them
- v climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
- v bring into random order
- v stir vigorously
- v make unintelligible
scramble the message so that nobody can understand it
- That reduction in funding has set off a scramble to freeze hiring, cut hours and hunker down until the economy improves.
- Not in years had there been such a scramble in Wall Street for a new stock.
- In Oregon's educational basket are five eggs, capable of being endlessly scrambled.