scramble

To scramble is to move quickly in a disorganized fashion, like people running to get out of the rain. When you scramble a message, it can no longer be read.

Have you ever run somewhere, in a hurry, with no regard for how you looked? Then you scrambled. Quarterbacks scramble when they need to escape defenders trying to clobber them. A scramble is not graceful; people scramble when they want to get somewhere fast. Also, scrambling refers to altering a message so others can't read it. Putting a message into code is a type of scrambling. Scrambled messages are like scrambled eggs: all mixed up.

Primary Meanings of scramble

1.
vn
move hurriedly
an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
2.
v
bring into random order
Full Definitions of scramble
1

v move hurriedly

“The friend scrambled after them”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Synonyms:
clamber, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, struggle
Type of:
climb
move with difficulty, by grasping

n an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

Synonyms:
scuffle
Type of:
battle, struggle
an energetic attempt to achieve something

n rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Synonyms:
scamper, scurry
Type of:
haste, hurry, rush, rushing
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
2

v bring into random order

Synonyms:
jumble, throw together
Types:
tumble
throw together in a confused mass
Type of:
disarray, disorder
bring disorder to

v make unintelligible

scramble the message so that nobody can understand it”
Antonyms:
unscramble
make intelligible
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v stir vigorously

Synonyms:
beat
Types:
whip, whisk
whip with or as if with a wire whisk
cream
make creamy by beating
Type of:
agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex
change the arrangement or position of

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