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scrum

noun uk   /skrʌm/ us  
[C] ( also scrummage ) in the sport of rugby, a group of attacking players from each team who come together with their heads down and arms joined, and push against each other, trying to take control of the ball [S] a situation in which a group of people push each other to get to a place or obtain something
scrummager
noun [C] uk   /ˈskrʌm.ɪ.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/
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