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Definition of "scrabbling" [scrabbling]

  • Present participle of scrabble. (verb)
  • A sound or motion that scrabbles. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scrabbling" in a sentence
  • "There was some "scrabbling," as Jennie expressed it, to dress, get their possessions together, and get away from the hotel."
  • "The ex-diplomat also said officials had been left "scrabbling" for evidence of WMD as US troops prepared for invasion."
  • "They were left "scrabbling" around to try and find a "smoking gun" in a short period of time, he said, while the UK and US had never "recovered" from the fact that no WMD were found after the invasion."