Translation of scrum in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /skrʌm/


  • 1.1 (in rugby) melé (f) (ordenada), scrum (m)
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    • With good restart possession from scrum and line-out they threw everything at a dogged CYM.
    • Bees leant Keighley a front row player and uncontested scrums were the order of the day.
    • The game was played under veteran's rules, which limit kicking and pushing in scrums in order to ‘even’ the playing field.
    1.2 (melee) (BrE) avalancha (f), marabunta (f) [fam & hum]
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    • I guess that was so they didn't disturb the scrum of journalists crowded round a wide-screen telly watching the football.
    • At Galashiels station there was a huge crowd and a media scrum as I shook hands with the driver and the provost and boarded the train.
    • A huge scrum developed around the vehicles as desperate people tried to get places.

Phrasal verbs

scrum down

v + adv
hacer* una melé cerrada

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