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scrim·mage

 (skrĭm′ĭj)
n.
1. Sports A practice session or informal game, as between two units of the same team.
2. Football
a. Play between the two teams from the time the ball is snapped until it is declared dead.
b. The line of scrimmage.
3.
a. A rough-and-tumble struggle; a tussle.
b. A skirmish.
v. scrim·maged, scrim·mag·ing, scrim·mag·es Sports
v.intr.
To engage in a scrimmage.
v.tr.
To play (another group of players) in a scrimmage.

[Middle English, skirmish, alteration of skirmisshe, scrimish; see skirmish.]

scrimmage

(ˈskrɪmɪdʒ)
n
1. a rough or disorderly struggle
2. (Soccer) American football the clash of opposing linemen at every down
3. (Rugby) American football the clash of opposing linemen at every down
vb
4. (Soccer) (intr) to engage in a scrimmage
5. (Rugby) (intr) to engage in a scrimmage
6. (Soccer) (tr) to put (the ball) into a scrimmage
7. (Rugby) (tr) to put (the ball) into a scrimmage
[C15: from earlier scrimish, variant of skirmish]
ˈscrimmager n

scrim•mage

(ˈskrɪm ɪdʒ)

n., v. -maged, -mag•ing. n.
1. a rough or vigorous struggle.
2. Football.
a. the action from the snap of the ball to the end of the play. Compare line of scrimmage.
b. a practice session or informal game, as that played between two units of the same team.
v.t., v.i.
3. to engage in a scrimmage.
[1425–75; late Middle English, alter. of scrimish, metathetic form of skirmish]
scrim′mag•er, n.

scrimmage


Past participle: scrimmaged
Gerund: scrimmaging

Imperative
scrimmage
scrimmage
Present
I scrimmage
you scrimmage
he/she/it scrimmages
we scrimmage
you scrimmage
they scrimmage
Preterite
I scrimmaged
you scrimmaged
he/she/it scrimmaged
we scrimmaged
you scrimmaged
they scrimmaged
Present Continuous
I am scrimmaging
you are scrimmaging
he/she/it is scrimmaging
we are scrimmaging
you are scrimmaging
they are scrimmaging
Present Perfect
I have scrimmaged
you have scrimmaged
he/she/it has scrimmaged
we have scrimmaged
you have scrimmaged
they have scrimmaged
Past Continuous
I was scrimmaging
you were scrimmaging
he/she/it was scrimmaging
we were scrimmaging
you were scrimmaging
they were scrimmaging
Past Perfect
I had scrimmaged
you had scrimmaged
he/she/it had scrimmaged
we had scrimmaged
you had scrimmaged
they had scrimmaged
Future
I will scrimmage
you will scrimmage
he/she/it will scrimmage
we will scrimmage
you will scrimmage
they will scrimmage
Future Perfect
I will have scrimmaged
you will have scrimmaged
he/she/it will have scrimmaged
we will have scrimmaged
you will have scrimmaged
they will have scrimmaged
Future Continuous
I will be scrimmaging
you will be scrimmaging
he/she/it will be scrimmaging
we will be scrimmaging
you will be scrimmaging
they will be scrimmaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrimmaging
you have been scrimmaging
he/she/it has been scrimmaging
we have been scrimmaging
you have been scrimmaging
they have been scrimmaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrimmaging
you will have been scrimmaging
he/she/it will have been scrimmaging
we will have been scrimmaging
you will have been scrimmaging
they will have been scrimmaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrimmaging
you had been scrimmaging
he/she/it had been scrimmaging
we had been scrimmaging
you had been scrimmaging
they had been scrimmaging
Conditional
I would scrimmage
you would scrimmage
he/she/it would scrimmage
we would scrimmage
you would scrimmage
they would scrimmage
Past Conditional
I would have scrimmaged
you would have scrimmaged
he/she/it would have scrimmaged
we would have scrimmaged
you would have scrimmaged
they would have scrimmaged

scrimmage

Period from the moment the ball goes into play until the moment it is declared dead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrimmage - (American football) practice play between a football team's squadsscrimmage - (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
practice session, practice, drill, exercise, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
2.scrimmage - a noisy riotous fightscrimmage - a noisy riotous fight    
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
Verb1.scrimmage - practice playing (a sport)
practise, rehearse, practice - engage in a rehearsal (of)
Translations
شِجارعِراك
pranicervačkazápas o míč
kamprodekamp
dulakodásközelharc
grumtynėssusigrūdimas apie kamuolį
cina par bumbukautinš
skrumáž
arbededalaşhücum

scrimmage

[ˈskrɪmɪdʒ] N
1. (= fight) → escaramuza f
2. (US) (Sport) = scrum

scrimmage

n (US Ftbl) → Gedränge nt; (Rugby) → offenes Gedränge; (inf: = struggle) → Rangelei f (inf); a scrimmage with the policeein Handgemenge ntmit der Polizei
visich drängen

scrimmage

[ˈskrɪmɪdʒ] ntafferuglio

scrimmage

(ˈskrimidʒ) noun
1. in American football, a struggle for the ball by the rival forwards hunched tightly round it.
2. a fight; a confused struggle.
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