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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

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