Meaning of “scramble” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /ˈskræmbl/
scramble down/out/up, etc

to move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands:

We scrambled up the hill.

[ I ] to compete with other people for something which there is very little of:

[ + to do sth ] New teachers scramble to get jobs in the best schools.
scramble noun [ no plural ]

There was a mad scramble for places near the front.

(Definition of “scramble” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)