Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for scamble in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- (intransitive) To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.
- (intransitive) To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble; struggle for place or possession.
- 1596, Shakespeare, King John, act IV scene III
- (transitive) To mangle.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)