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scrimmagenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈskrɪm.ɪdʒ/
UK a ​short, not very ​seriousfight: There was a ​bit of a scrimmage with the ​reporterswaitingoutside. US a ​practicegame of American ​football, ​basketball, ​football, etc.: They ​played a scrimmage for ​fans at the ​practicefield.

scrimmageverb [I]

to ​play a ​practicegame of American ​football, ​basketball, ​football, etc.: He scrimmaged with the ​North Carolina ​basketballteam.
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