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Definition of "scrabble" [scrab•ble]

  • To scrape or grope about frenetically with the hands. (verb-intransitive)
  • To struggle by or as if by scraping or groping. (verb-intransitive)
  • To climb with scrambling, disorderly haste; clamber. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make hasty, disordered markings; scribble. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make or obtain by scraping together hastily. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrabble" in a sentence
  • "But have you ever been able to share your love for a fellow word nerd in scrabble talk?"
  • "No wait it's scrabble rules i've won the states with the most states that have more value in scrabble rules 'Idiots."
  • "A game of scrabble is underway, and there is much laughter and good feeling here in the relative quiet and isolation of the Jakes salt-water pool area."