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scrum·mage

 (skrŭm′ĭj) Sports
n.
A scrum.
intr.v. scrum·maged, scrum·mag·ing, scrum·mag·es
To engage in a scrum.

[Alteration of scrimmage.]

scrum′mag·er n.

scrummage

(ˈskrʌmɪdʒ)
n, vb
1. (Rugby) rugby another word for scrum
2. a variant of scrimmage
[C19: variant of scrimmage]
ˈscrummager n

scrum

(skrʌm)

n., v. scrummed, scrum•ming. n.
1. a rugby formation in which opposing forwards huddle and struggle for possession of the ball.
2. Brit. a place or situation of confusion and racket; hubbub.
v.i.
3. to engage in a scrum.
[1885–90; short for scrummage]

scrummage


Past participle: scrummaged
Gerund: scrummaging

Imperative
scrummage
scrummage
Present
I scrummage
you scrummage
he/she/it scrummages
we scrummage
you scrummage
they scrummage
Preterite
I scrummaged
you scrummaged
he/she/it scrummaged
we scrummaged
you scrummaged
they scrummaged
Present Continuous
I am scrummaging
you are scrummaging
he/she/it is scrummaging
we are scrummaging
you are scrummaging
they are scrummaging
Present Perfect
I have scrummaged
you have scrummaged
he/she/it has scrummaged
we have scrummaged
you have scrummaged
they have scrummaged
Past Continuous
I was scrummaging
you were scrummaging
he/she/it was scrummaging
we were scrummaging
you were scrummaging
they were scrummaging
Past Perfect
I had scrummaged
you had scrummaged
he/she/it had scrummaged
we had scrummaged
you had scrummaged
they had scrummaged
Future
I will scrummage
you will scrummage
he/she/it will scrummage
we will scrummage
you will scrummage
they will scrummage
Future Perfect
I will have scrummaged
you will have scrummaged
he/she/it will have scrummaged
we will have scrummaged
you will have scrummaged
they will have scrummaged
Future Continuous
I will be scrummaging
you will be scrummaging
he/she/it will be scrummaging
we will be scrummaging
you will be scrummaging
they will be scrummaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrummaging
you have been scrummaging
he/she/it has been scrummaging
we have been scrummaging
you have been scrummaging
they have been scrummaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrummaging
you will have been scrummaging
he/she/it will have been scrummaging
we will have been scrummaging
you will have been scrummaging
they will have been scrummaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrummaging
you had been scrummaging
he/she/it had been scrummaging
we had been scrummaging
you had been scrummaging
they had been scrummaging
Conditional
I would scrummage
you would scrummage
he/she/it would scrummage
we would scrummage
you would scrummage
they would scrummage
Past Conditional
I would have scrummaged
you would have scrummaged
he/she/it would have scrummaged
we would have scrummaged
you would have scrummaged
they would have scrummaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrummage - (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked armsscrummage - (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
rugby, rugby football, rugger - a form of football played with an oval ball
Translations
mêléemêlée ordonnée

scrummage

[ˈskrʌmɪdʒ] n (RUGBY)mêlée f

scrummage

References in classic literature ?
And there were days that packed into the space of a few hours the concentrated essence of a music-hall knock-about sketch, an earthquake, a football scrummage, and the rush-hour on the Tube; when the office was full of shouting men, when strange figures dived in and out and banged doors like characters in an old farce, and Harold, the proud office-boy, lost his air of being on the point of lunching with a duke at the club and perspired like one of the proletariat.
This is what we call "a scrummage," gentlemen, and the first scrummage in a School-house match was no joke in the consulship of Plancus.
And then follows rush upon rush, and scrummage upon scrummage, the ball now driven through into the School-house quarters, and now into the School goal; for the School-house have not lost the advantage which the kick-off and a slight wind gave them at the outset, and are slightly "penning" their adversaries.
Won't you two come up to young Brooke, after locking-up, by the School-house fire, with "Old fellow, wasn't that just a splendid scrummage by the three trees?
As endless as are boys' characters, so are their ways of facing or not facing a scrummage at football.
The thickest scrummage parts asunder before his rush, like the waves before a clipper's bows; his cheery voice rings out over the field, and his eye is everywhere.
Old Brooke comes sweeping round the skirts of the play, and turning short round, picks out the very heart of the scrummage, and plunges in.
And in front of us all the big fellows play, and that's where the scrummages are mostly.
Participants were requested to scrummage in their usual manner with maximum effort, but maintain a linear progression either directly forwards or backwards within the video analysis area of the rugby field.
After five minutes Acklam won their scrummage ball and Len Hogg darted over for the first score.
But you look at more recent stuff to get an idea of how they scrummage and then see what's caused them trouble in the past and try to formulate a strategy that will help you implement that.
I came to scrummaging a bit late, so I wanted to get down there and just scrummage as much as possible.