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verb [intransitive] scrabble pronunciation in British 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 at:

    We scrabbled at the moist earth with our fingers.

    scrabble for:

    She scrabbled feverishly for her keys in the long grass.

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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