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verb as in race; get into position clumsily


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Luckily, he gets back up and is soon scrambling around and scrimmaging with the rest of the team.

Instead, it left the candidate scrambling and her campaign flat footed.

The compressions sent the nurses scrambling for face masks and yellow gowns to protect themselves from the red spray.

Not only was I scrambling each time my pockets buzzed, but it also came across as obnoxious.

But Republicans are scrambling to catch up this year—and the victor could win control of the U.S. Senate.

MacRae was scrambling and sliding down from above, barely distinguishable against the bank.

Scrambling up the bank, revolvers in hand, they reached the trenches just as the insurgents were hurriedly evacuating them.

Arabella Kinnaird, scrambling over a pile of ragged stones, came down heavily.

Scrambling, sliding, worrying in the dimness, I finally reached the less precipitous slopes of the base of the cliff.

While he was scrambling with difficulty up the tall fir, Cyril stayed at the foot, and Kennedy determined to call him.

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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scrambling, such as: contend, rush, vie, scurry, jostle, and clamber.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.