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  1. present participle of scramble
    The Air Force is scrambling the fighter jets.
    When you start scrambling eggs, look first for tiny pieces of eggshell that might have fallen in.



scrambling (plural scramblings)

  1. An act of scrambling.
    The scrambling of the message made it harder to decode.



scrambling (comparative more scrambling, superlative most scrambling)

  1. Confused and irregular; awkward; scambling.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      A huge old scrambling bedroom.
  2. (botany) Having a stem too weak to support itself, instead attaching to and relying on the stems or trunks of stronger plants.
    • "All three types of climbing organs here demonstrated for Late Palaeozoic seed ferns are also found in modern angiosperms. This leads to the conclusion that several taxa of Late Palaeozoic seed ferns were well-adapted to climbing and scrambling growth habits." From Kerp, Hans, and Michael Krings. "Climbing and scrambling growth habits: common life strategies among Late Carboniferous seed ferns." Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences-Series IIA-Earth and Planetary Science 326.8 (1998): 583-588.