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Scrabble

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Noun

1. doodle, scrabble, scribble

an aimless drawing

2. scrabble

a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

Verb

3. grope for, scrabble

feel searchingly

Example Sentences:
'She groped for his keys in the dark'

4. scrabble, scribble

write down quickly without much attention to detail

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Scrabble

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verb
1. (intr; often foll by about or at)
to scrape (at) or grope (for), as with hands or claws
2. 
to struggle (with)
3. (intransitive; often foll by for)
to struggle to gain possession, esp in a disorderly manner
4. 
to scribble
noun
5. 
the act or an instance of scrabbling
6. 
a scribble
7. 
a disorderly struggle
noun
trademark
a board game in which words are formed by placing lettered tiles in a pattern similar to a crossword puzzle

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Scrabble

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈscrabbled or ˈscrabbling
1. 
to scratch, scrape, or paw as though looking for something
2. 
to struggle
3. 
to scribble; make meaningless marks
verb transitive
4. 
to scrape together quickly
5. 
a. 
to scribble
b. 
to scribble on
noun
6. 
a scraping with the hands or paws
7. 
a scramble
8. 
a scribble; scrawl
9. 
a struggle
US; [S-] trademark
10. 
a word game played with lettered tiles placed as in a crossword puzzle

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Scrabble

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v. scrab·bled, scrab·bling, scrab·bles
v.intr.
1. To scrape or grope about frenetically with the hands or paws: "They often scrabbled through kitchen drawers looking for coins to buy bread" (Steve Friedman).
2. To move or climb with scrambling, disorderly haste: scrabbled down the rocks to the water.
3. To struggle or work hard in a disorderly or desperate fashion: "For quite some time I scrabbled around, playing the piano at jazz bars, doing whatever ... journalism I could get" (Frank Conroy).
4. To write hastily or make disordered markings; scribble.
v.tr.
1. To make or obtain by frenetic or desperate action: scrabble a living from soil depleted of nutrients.
2.
a. To scrape or scratch (a surface): "Tubal got him a pointed rod / And scrabbled the earth for corn" (Rudyard Kipling).
b. To move or arrange hastily with the hands: "The next flat tombstone was covered with leaves. I scrabbled the dust away" (Ray Bradbury).
3. To scribble or write down hastily: scrabbled the answer on a sheet of paper.
n.
1. The act or an instance of scrabbling.
2. A scribble; a doodle.

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