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scrabble

verb [I + adv/prep]
 
 
/ˈskræb.l̩/
to use your fingers to quickly find something that you cannot see
(用手指)扒找,翻找
He was scrabbling about in the sand searching for the ring.
他在沙子里扒找戒指。
SearchingMoving quickly
to try to get something quickly that is not easily available
试图快速获得(不易得到之物)
The government is scrabbling around for ways to raise revenue without putting up taxes.
政府正在摸索增加财政收入而不加税的办法。
Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
informal to climb quickly and without care
急促攀爬
Paul scrabbled up the cliff, dislodging several small stones.
保罗急急爬上悬崖,蹬开了几块小石头。
We were scrabbling over the rocks as fast as we could.
我们很快走过这个岩石区。
Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
(Definition of scrabble verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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