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Saltos de línea: scram¦ble
Pronunciación: /ˈskramb(ə)l

Definición de scramble en inglés:


1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Make one’s way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one’s hands as well as one’s feet: we scrambled over the damp boulders
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  • The children had been tossed around underwater but managed to get to their feet and scramble to higher ground.
  • The ground was rocky and Damian quickly scrambled over to Thera.
  • Hopping up quickly, she scrambled down the side of the rock to flat ground; smoothing the winkles of her dress.
clamber, climb, crawl, claw one's way, scrabble, grope one's way;
North American shinny
1.1Move hurriedly or clumsily from or into a particular place or position: she scrambled out of the car I tried to scramble to my feet
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  • ‘What happened?’ Laras demanded, scrambling to a sitting position and examining his scraped knees and palms.
  • Kyle's eyes widened and he moved back, eventually scrambling back so fast he fell over.
  • Nikholas was sitting in front of the cell's bars, although he scrambled to a standing position as Ian entered.
struggle, hurry, scurry, scud, scutter, hasten, rush, race, run
1.2 (scramble into) Put (clothes) on hurriedly: Robbie scrambled into jeans and a T-shirt
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  • Hastily he got out of bed and scrambled into his clothes.
  • I scrambled into my dressing gown and half-dashed half-limped down the stairs.
  • He recalls panic as sirens sounded and troops had to scramble into nuclear, biological and chemical protective suits in temperatures sometimes topping 130F.
1.3 [with object] informal Perform (an action) or achieve (a result) hurriedly, clumsily, or with difficulty: Cork scrambled a 1-0 win over Monaghan
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  • Then he had a shot which struck the post before being scrambled away by the visitors.
  • Frotunately, the kick cracked the foot of the post and was scrambled away.
  • David Wetherall headed the cross for Watford's first corner which was scrambled away.
1.4 [with infinitive] Struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way: firms scrambled to win public-sector contracts
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  • His family is struggling and scrambling to deal with not only the emotional issues but the financial impact as well.
  • The media bombard the public with calls for more government spending and eager politicians scramble to help in the spend-up.
  • The media giant is pulling apart its empire as it scrambles to compete in a changed media world.
jostle, scuffle, scrimmage, tussle, battle, struggle, strive, compete, contend, vie, jockey
2 [with object] Order (a fighter aircraft or its pilot) to take off immediately in an emergency or for action: the Hurricanes were scrambled again, this time meeting Italian fighters
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  • The Air Force scrambled interceptor aircraft to investigate, but they found nothing.
  • The aeronautical rescue co-ordination centre at RAF Kinloss immediately scrambled a helicopter.
  • A Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter was scrambled as was the Coastguard rescue helicopter from Stornoway.
2.1 [no object] (Of a fighter aircraft or its pilot) take off for emergency action: as the jet headed towards Italian airspace, two F104 fighters scrambled from a base in Sicily to intercept it
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  • Fighter jets and Blackhawk helicopters scrambled before the plane was identified and escorted to the Washington airport.
  • If the plane is acting suspiciously, fighter jets could scramble to intercept.
  • In Britain, Royal Air Force fighter planes scrambled today to escort a Greek jetliner to a London airport.
3 [with object] Make (something) jumbled or muddled: maybe the alcohol has scrambled his brains
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  • His brain was scrambled, a mess of hash browns, but some twisted force kept him moving.
  • After scrambling her brain on joint custody, she has plunged into the maelstrom of superannuation rights for same sex couples.
  • I'm going to work today so I won't be able to idle away hours scrambling my brain with these issues.
muddle, confuse, mix up, jumble (up), disarrange, disorganize, disorder, disturb, throw into disorder, throw into confusion, get into a tangle, mess up
3.1Cook (eggs) by beating them with a little liquid and then cooking and stirring them gently: you may have your eggs scrambled or boiled
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  • Push everything to one side, and gently scramble the eggs in the same pan.
  • It tastes great, whether you're making salad dressing or scrambling a few egg whites.
  • The eggs have to be softly scrambled, and cooked in butter.
3.2Make (a broadcast transmission or telephone conversation) unintelligible unless received by an appropriate decoding device: the signal is scrambled into code
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  • If he can't meet members of the JTTF face-to-face, he talks to them on a secure telephone that scrambles his conversations.
  • All data in the payloads is scrambled, but framing bytes in the overhead consist of fixed data patterns and thus are not scrambled.
  • When we negotiate, our clients certainly want a program, which scrambles a signal so you can't copy it.
4 [no object] American Football (Of a quarterback) run with the ball behind the line of scrimmage, avoiding tackles: McNabb scrambled in the third quarter and threw a touchdown pass to Maddox
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  • He can scramble to avoid pressure and pick up yardage on the run, but he doesn't have a pro arm and is accurate in streaks.
  • There are four new starters on an inexperienced line, so the team needs a quarterback who can scramble and react to the blitz.
  • Brad Johnson scrambles for 10 yards on third down to get the first down.


[usually in singular] Volver al principio  
1A difficult or hurried clamber up or over something: an undignified scramble over the wall
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  • The next hour was a constant scramble through tangled trees, around in circles, and hiding behind bushes.
1.1A mountain walk up steep terrain involving the use of one’s hands: the route gives an excellent scramble up on to the narrow summit ridge
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  • Crisp air, soaring mountain faces, a scramble up a chain ladder that took us up a short cliff face and then a walk across the summit plateau brought us to what felt like the lip of the world.
  • This delivers a scramble over boulders and down the backside of a fairly impressive granite dome.
  • Fine views gradually emerge of falls across the steep canyon, though don't try the hazardous scramble down to them.
1.2British A motorcycle race over rough and hilly ground: a local landowner allowed some kids to hold a motorbike scramble in the woods
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  • In August 1988 planning permission was refused for the proposed use for a motor cycle scramble / motor cycle track for practice only.
  • Speedway racing is not the only interest of the new club - members will go to scrambles and TT races.
1.3An eager or uncontrolled and undignified struggle with others to obtain or achieve something: I lost Tommy in the scramble for a seat
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  • The war was a scramble for the control of the second largest oil reserves in the world and a move to establish its imperial hegemony.
  • Both sides embarked on an escalating public relations battle and a frantic scramble for the moral high ground.
  • As even public universities become more privatized, the scramble for external funding wedges the two castes further apart.
struggle, hurry, rush, race, scurry
tussle, jostle, scrimmage, scuffle, battle, struggle, free-for-all, competition, contention, vying, jockeying;
muddle, confusion, melee
2An emergency take-off by fighter aircraft: the scramble might be a training exercise or it might not
3A disordered mixture of things: the girl’s mouth was a scramble of orthodontist’s hardware
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  • Pro-democracy politicians have put the best face they can on a confusing scramble to realign their election strategy in advance of the September Legco election.
  • Back in Dili the next day the confusion created by the scramble of so many players in the campaign is on show for all to see and hear.
  • On some pieces the letters are outlined, resulting in a jumbled scramble of dirty lines and tainted colour.


late 16th century: imitative; compare with the dialect words scamble 'stumble' and cramble 'crawl'.

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