scramble-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: do something hurriedly or awkwardly/struggle or clamber

The child scrambled after the them.
We managed to scramble over the fence in time.
She scrambled up the steep hillside and over the rocks.
He scrambled into his clothes and raced to fetch a doctor.
As the burning plane landed, the terrified passengers scrambled for the door.
People are scrambling to buy property before prices rise even further.
Everyone was scrambling for the best seats in the theatre.

VerbNet: run-51.3.2
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: scramble.01,scramble.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: jumble things in a random order

She fries sliced potato in olive oil and scrambles the vegetables with feta.
I scrambled eggs for breakfast.
The new updates scrambled the contents of my drive!
I scrambled my stuff together and somehow made it off the bus behind her.

VerbNet: mix-22.1-1,preparing-26.3-2,shake-22.3-1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: scramble.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 3: encode message or change (electronic signal)

Indeed it was my private key that scrambled the message.
Frequency hopping was used during the war to scramble telephone conversations.
They have the ability to scramble the signals to make listening in
by outsiders more difficult.
When the pain signal is scrambled, the message is not received as
$quot;pain$quot; at the injury site.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5