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a rough or vigorous struggle.

the action that takes place between the teams from the moment the ball is snapped until it is declared dead.
Compare line of scrimmage.
a practice session or informal game, as that played between two units of the same team.

verb (used with or without object), scrimmaged, scrimmaging.
to engage in a scrimmage.
a rough or disorderly struggle
(American football) the clash of opposing linemen at every down
(intransitive) to engage in a scrimmage
(transitive) to put (the ball) into a scrimmage


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