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01. The children [scrambled] up the hillside, laughing and shouting.
02. Do you want your eggs [scrambled] or just fried sunnyside-up?
03. The children were playing a game in which they had ten letters all [scrambled], and had to make a word out of them.
04. The firemen [scrambled] out of bed, and jumped into their uniforms when the siren sounded.
05. Fans [scrambled] for the baseball that was hit over the fence.
06. Tourists were [scrambling] to get a flight out of the country after the volcano showed signs of erupting.
07. The children [scrambled] down the hill to the lake.
08. People are [scrambling] to get out of the city as the enemy troops approach.
09. There was a real [scramble] to get out of the building after the concert ended.
10. The new spy plane is able to fly undetected by sending out a signal that [scrambles] the enemy's radar.
11. In the late 1800s, the European powers [scrambled] for control of the African continent.
12. Rescuers [scrambled] helicopters, boats and buses to save the hundreds of people stranded by the flood.
13. Some videotapes have a special feature that [scrambles] the film if you try to copy it.
14. Sydney Smith once said that to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and [scramble] through as well as we can.
15. Starting in the 1880s, the major colonial powers [scrambled] to extend their political control over Africa and the Pacific.
16. Doug Horton once asked, "If the destination is heaven, why do we [scramble] to be first in line for hell?"
17. We did an exercise in class today where we got a bunch of [scrambled] letters, and had to make as many words out of them as possible in two minutes.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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