verb (used without object), scrambled, scrambling.
to climb or move quickly using one’s hands and feet, as down a rough incline.
to compete or struggle with others for possession or gain:
The children scrambled for the coins we tossed.
to move hastily and with urgency:
She scrambled into her coat and ran out the door.
Military. (of pilots or aircraft) to take off as quickly as possible to intercept enemy planes.
verb (used with object), scrambled, scrambling.
to collect or organize (things) in a hurried or disorderly manner (often followed by together or up):
He scrambled the papers up from the desk. I scrambled the report together at the last minute.
to mix together confusedly:
The teacher has hopelessly scrambled our names and faces.
to cause to move hastily, as if in panic:
He scrambled everyone out of the burning building.
to cook (eggs) in a pan while stirring, usually after mixing whites and yolks together.
to make (a radio or telephonic message) incomprehensible to interceptors by systematically changing the transmission frequencies.
to mix the elements of (a television signal) so that only subscribers with a decoding box can receive the signal.
Military. to cause (an intercepting aircraft or pilot) to take off in the shortest possible time, in response to an alert.
a quick climb or progression over rough, irregular ground.
a struggle for possession or gain:
a scramble for choice seats in the stadium.
any disorderly or hasty struggle or proceeding.
Military. an emergency takeoff of interceptors performed in the shortest possible time.
(intransitive) to climb or crawl, esp by using the hands to aid movement
(intransitive) to proceed hurriedly or in a disorderly fashion
(intransitive) often foll by for. to compete with others, esp in a disordered manner: to scramble for a prize
(intransitive) foll by through. to deal with hurriedly and unsystematically
(transitive) to throw together in a haphazard manner; jumble
(transitive) to collect in a hurried or disorganized manner
(transitive) to cook (eggs that have been whisked up with milk and seasoning) in a pan containing a little melted butter
(military) to order (a crew or aircraft) to take off immediately or (of a crew or aircraft) to take off immediately
(transitive) to render (speech) unintelligible during transmission by means of an electronic scrambler
the act of scrambling
a climb over rocks that involves the use of the hands but not ropes, etc
a disorderly struggle, esp to gain possession
(military) an immediate preparation for action, as of crew, aircraft, etc
(Brit) a motorcycle rally in which competitors race across rough open ground
plural noun 1. eggs cooked in a pan while stirring, usually after the whites and yolks have been mixed together, sometimes with milk. 2. Military Slang. military gold braid, especially that decorating the brim of an officer’s hat. scrambled eggs
noun 1. a person or thing that scrambles. 2. an electronic device that mixes and confuses telecommunications signals in order to make them unintelligible through certain circuits. Compare unscrambler (def 2). noun 1. a plant that produces long weak shoots by which it grows over other plants 2. an electronic device that renders speech unintelligible […]
noun, Aeronautics. 1. a ramjet engine in which the flow through the combustor itself is supersonic. noun 1. a type of ramjet in which the forward motion of the craft forces oxygen to mix with fuel (usually hydrogen) at supersonic speeds within a duct in the engine an aircraft powered by such an engine (as […]
verb (used without object), scrammed, scramming. Informal. 1. to go away; get out (usually used as a command): I said I was busy, so scram. noun 1. the rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor in an emergency. verb (used with object) 2. to shut down (a nuclear reactor) rapidly in an emergency. verb scrams, scramming, […]