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Definition of Scrabble

Scrab´ble   Pronunciation: skrăb´b'l
v. i.1.To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
[imp. & p. p. Scrabbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrabbling .]
Now after a while Little-faith came to himself, and getting up made shift to scrabble on his way.
- Bunyan.
2.To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
David . . . scrabbled on the doors of the gate.
- 1. Sam. xxi. 13.
v. t.1.To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper.
n.1.The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a scribble.

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