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verb [intransitive] scrabble pronunciation in American English /ˈskræb(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscrabble
he/she/itscrabbles
present participlescrabbling
past tensescrabbled
past participlescrabbled

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  1. to make a lot of small quick movements with your fingers, especially when you are trying to find something that you cannot see
    scrabble for:

    She scrabbled feverishly for her keys in the tall grass.

    1. a.
      if an animal scrabbles, it moves its feet quickly against a surface

      The dog scrabbled at the door, trying to get out.

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