French translation of 'scramble'
1. (= rush) bousculade f
There was a mad scramble for the back seat. Il y eut une folle bousculade pour la place du fond.
2. (= competition) lutte f
in their scramble for top spot in the charts dans leur lutte pour la première place au hit-parade
the scramble for jobs la ruée sur les emplois
3. (= climb) escalade f
a short scramble to the top of the hill une brève escalade jusqu’au sommet de la colline
4. (= motorcycle race) enduro m
1. (= clamber) avancer péniblement
Tourists were scrambling over the rocks. Les touristes avançaient péniblement dans les rochers.
He scrambled up a steep bank. Il gravit péniblement un talus escarpé.
He scrambled to his feet. Il se hissa péniblement sur ses pieds.
2. (= rush)
to scramble for [door, exit] se ruer vers
I scrambled for the door. Je me suis rué vers la porte.
3. (= compete)
to scramble for [tickets, shares, prize] s’arracher
More than three million fans are expected to scramble for tickets. On s’attend à ce que plus de trois millions de fans s’arrachent les billets.
to go scrambling faire du tout-terrain
5. [plane, helicopter, pilot] décoller sur alerte
1. (on radio, telephone) [signal, message] brouiller
2. [eggs] brouiller
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Example Sentences Including 'scramble'
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Investors are also scrambling to buy dollars before an expected devaluation.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There is also a scramble to fill the vacancies at the top.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The government had to scramble to put together a new plan to find the billions of euros needed to meet the bailout conditions.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We scramble up the bank onto a stone bridge.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We grab a quick drink before scrambling off to climb a huge dune and watch the sunset.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Aircraft were scrambled and destroyed the boats, he added.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
At one point I was signing trading cards with my picture and likeness on them to scramble together $5,000 to make the next house payment.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
She scrambled into action, campaigning for the right to adopt Rex.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The crew scrambled into rescue boats.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Two air ambulances, police and fire crews were scrambled but the mum and daughter went into cardiac arrest.The Sun (2013)
But it was fast and it turned opponents round and made them scramble to get back.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The crew scrambled to the site in the minutes after the first blast and landed just moments after the second.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: scramble VERB
If you scramble over rocks or up a hill, you move quickly over them or up it using your hands to help you.
Tourists were scrambling over the rocks looking for the perfect camera angle.
Translation of scramble from the Collins English to French Dictionary