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scramble

noun (CLIMBING)    /ˈskræm.bl̩/
[S] a climb that is difficult so that you have to use your hands to help you: It was a real scramble to the top of the hillside.Moving quicklyMoving upwardsMoving on your hands and legs or on your stomach [S] an act of hurrying: [+ to infinitive] As soon as the plane landed there was a mad/wild scramble to get out.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
(Definition of scramble noun (CLIMBING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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