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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 ballRugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports [S] a situation in which a group of people push each other to get to a place or obtain somethingPushing and shovingGroups of people
scrummager
noun [C] uk   /ˈskrʌm.ɪ.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/
RugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports
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