Translation of scrabble in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [dog/chicken] escarbar they were scrabbling in the dust for the coins escarbaban en la tierra buscando las monedas I was scrabbling frantically for a foothold buscaba desesperadamente un lugar donde apoyar el pie I was scrabbling about in the dark looking for my key estaba buscando la llave a tientas en la oscuridadExample sentences
- There are several false alarms, but eventually his dogs scrabble madly at the base of a tree.
- Birds and other unseen creatures scrabble about in the windswept bushes of central park, but I would rather not deliberate too much about that.
- This sunny, summer evening, we are watching small dogs scrabble around on a drab linoleum floor.
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