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SCRAB'BLE, v.i. [L. scribo, Eng. grave, engrave, &c. See Scrape.]

1. To scrape, paw or scratch with the hands; to move along on the hands and knees by clawing with the hands; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. [a word in common popular use in New England, but not elegant.]

2. To make irregular or crooked marks; as, children scrabble when they begin to write; hence, to make irregular and unmeaning marks.

David - scrabbled on the doors of the gate. 1Sam. 21.

SCRAB'BLE, v.t. To mark with irregular lines or letters; as, to scrabble paper.




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SCRAB'BLE, v.i. [L. scribo, Eng. grave, engrave, &c. See Scrape.]

1. To scrape, paw or scratch with the hands; to move along on the hands and knees by clawing with the hands; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. [a word in common popular use in New England, but not elegant.]

2. To make irregular or crooked marks; as, children scrabble when they begin to write; hence, to make irregular and unmeaning marks.

David - scrabbled on the doors of the gate. 1Sam. 21.

SCRAB'BLE, v.t. To mark with irregular lines or letters; as, to scrabble paper.


SCRAB'BLE, v.i. [D. krabbelen, to scrape, to scribble; krabben, to scrape; G. krabbeln, graben. This word belongs to the root of scrape, L. scribo, Eng. grave, engrave, &c. See Scrape.]

  1. To scrape, paw or scratch with the hands; to move along on the hands and knees by clawing with the hands; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. [A word in common popular use in New England, but not elegant.]
  2. To make irregular or crooked marks; as, children scrabble when they begin to write; hence, to make irregular and unmeaning marks. David … scrabbled on the doors of the gate. – 1 Sam. xxi.

SCRAB'BLE, v.t.

To mark with irregular lines or letters; as, to scrabble paper.


Scrab"ble
  1. To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands] to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.

    Now after a while Little-faith came to himself, and getting up made shift to scrabble on his way. Bunyan.

  2. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper.
  3. The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a scribble.
  4. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.

    David . . . scrabbled on the doors of the gate. 1. Sam. xxi. 13.

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SCRAB'BLE, verb intransitive [Latin scribo, Eng. grave, engrave, etc. See Scrape.]

1. To scrape, paw or scratch with the hands; to move along on the hands and knees by clawing with the hands; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. [a word in common popular use in New England, but not elegant.]

2. To make irregular or crooked marks; as, children scrabble when they begin to write; hence, to make irregular and unmeaning marks.

David - scrabbled on the doors of the gate. 1 Samuel 21:13.

SCRAB'BLE, verb transitive To mark with irregular lines or letters; as, to scrabble paper.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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