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Descrambler vs. Scramble

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Descramblernoun

Something that descrambles; a device for decoding a scrambled signal.

Scrambleverb

(intransitive) To move hurriedly to a location, especially by using all limbs against a surface.

Scrambleverb

To thoroughly combine and cook as a loose mass.

‘I scrambled some eggs with spinach and cheese.’;

Scrambleverb

(transitive) To process (telecommunication signals) to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener.

Scrambleverb

To quickly deploy (vehicles, usually aircraft) to a destination in response to an alert, usually to intercept an attacking enemy.

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Scrambleverb

To partake in motocross.

Scrambleverb

(intransitive) To ascend rocky terrain as a leisure activity.

Scrambleverb

(transitive) To gather or collect by scrambling.

‘to scramble up wealth’;

Scrambleverb

To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired.

Scramblenoun

A rush or hurry, especially making use of the limbs against a surface.

‘a last-minute scramble to the finish line’;

Scramblenoun

(military) An emergency defensive air force mission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft.

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Scramblenoun

A motocross race.

Scramblenoun

Any frantic period of competitive activity.

Scrambleinterjection

(UK) Shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item, causing them to rush for it.

Scrambleverb

To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.

Scrambleverb

To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired.

‘Of other care they little reckoning make,Than how to scramble at the shearer's feast.’;

Scrambleverb

To collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth.

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Scrambleverb

To prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking.

Scramblenoun

The act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering.

Scramblenoun

The act of jostling and pushing for something desired; eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or held out; as, a scramble for office.

‘Scarcity [of money] enhances its price, and increases the scramble.’;

Scramblenoun

rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Scrambleverb

to move hurriedly;

‘The friend scrambled after them’;

Scrambleverb

climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Scrambleverb

bring into random order

Scrambleverb

stir vigorously;

‘beat the egg whites’; ‘beat the cream’;

Scrambleverb

make unintelligible;

‘scramble the message so that nobody can understand it’;

Scrambleverb

make one's way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one's hands as well as one's feet

‘we scrambled over the damp boulders’;

Scrambleverb

move hurriedly or clumsily from or into a particular place or position

‘she scrambled out of the car’; ‘I tried to scramble to my feet’;

Scrambleverb

put (clothes) on hurriedly

‘Robbie scrambled into jeans and a T-shirt’;

Scrambleverb

perform (an action) or achieve (a result) hurriedly, clumsily, or with difficulty

‘Cork scrambled a 1–0 win over Monaghan’;

Scrambleverb

struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way

‘firms scrambled to win public-sector contracts’;

Scrambleverb

order (a fighter aircraft or its pilot) to take off immediately in an emergency or for action

‘the Hurricanes were scrambled again, this time meeting Italian fighters’;

Scrambleverb

(of a fighter aircraft or its pilot) take off for emergency action

‘as the jet headed towards Italian airspace, two F104 fighters scrambled from a base in Sicily to intercept it’;

Scrambleverb

make (something) jumbled or muddled

‘maybe the alcohol has scrambled his brains’;

Scrambleverb

make (a broadcast transmission or telephone conversation) unintelligible unless received by an appropriate decoding device

‘the signal is scrambled into code’;

Scrambleverb

(of a quarterback) run with the ball behind the line of scrimmage, avoiding tackles

‘McNabb scrambled in the third quarter and threw a touchdown pass to Maddox’;

Scramblenoun

a mountain walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands

‘the route gives an excellent scramble up on to the narrow summit ridge’;

Scramblenoun

a motorcycle race over rough and hilly ground

‘a local landowner allowed some kids to hold a motorbike scramble in the woods’;

Scramblenoun

an eager or uncontrolled and undignified struggle with others to obtain or achieve something

‘I lost Tommy in the scramble for a seat’;

Scramblenoun

an emergency take-off by fighter aircraft

‘the scramble might be a training exercise or it might not’;

Scramblenoun

a disordered mixture of things

‘the girl's mouth was a scramble of orthodontist's hardware’;

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