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noun [countable] scramble pronunciation in American English /ˈskræmb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a situation in which people all compete for the same thing
    scramble for:

    a scramble each morning for the bathroom

    a scramble to do something:

    They’re destroying valuable land in their scramble to make money.

  2. 2
    a situation in which you have to hurry to do something
    a mad scramble:

    The next two hours were a mad scramble to get to the airport.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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