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verb [intransitive] scrabble pronunciation in British English /ˈskræb(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
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.

    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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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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