scrabble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “scrabble” in the English Dictionary

"scrabble" in British English

See all translations

scrabbleverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ˈskræb.l̩/
to use ​yourfingers to ​quicklyfind something that you cannot ​see: He was scrabbling in the ​sandsearching for the ​ring. to ​try to get something ​quickly that is not ​easilyavailable: The ​government is scrabbling around for ​ways to ​raiserevenue without putting up ​taxes. informal to ​climbquickly and without ​care: Paul scrabbled up the ​cliff, ​dislodging several ​smallstones. We were scrabbling over the ​rocks as ​fast as we could.

Scrabblenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈskræb.l̩/ trademark
a ​gameplayed on a ​boardcovered in ​squares in which ​playerswinpoints by ​creating words from ​letters with different ​values and ​connecting these words with ​ones already on the ​board
(Definition of scrabble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scrabble" in American English

See all translations

scrabbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈskræb·əl/
to move ​yourhands or ​fingersquickly to ​find and ​pick up something, esp. something that you cannot ​see: She scrabbled around in her ​bag, ​trying to ​find her ​keys.
(Definition of scrabble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scrabble?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day