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scrum

 (skrŭm)
n.
1. Sports
a. A play in Rugby in which the two sets of forwards mass together around the ball and, with their heads down, struggle to gain possession of the ball.
b. The mass or formation of players during such a play.
2. Chiefly British A disordered or confused situation involving a number of people.
intr.v. scrummed, scrum·ming, scrums
To engage in a scrum.

[Short for scrummage.]

scrum

(skrʌm)
n
1. (Rugby) rugby the act or method of restarting play after an infringement when the two opposing packs of forwards group together with heads down and arms interlocked and push to gain ground while the scrum half throws the ball in and the hookers attempt to scoop it out to their own team. A scrum is usually called by the referee (set scrum) but may be formed spontaneously (loose scrum)
2. informal a disorderly struggle
vb, scrums, scrumming or scrummed
(Rugby) rugby (usually foll by: down) to form a scrum
[C19: shortened from scrummage]

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]

Scrum

 of rugby players: 1896.

scrum


Past participle: scrummed
Gerund: scrumming

Imperative
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Present
I scrum
you scrum
he/she/it scrums
we scrum
you scrum
they scrum
Preterite
I scrummed
you scrummed
he/she/it scrummed
we scrummed
you scrummed
they scrummed
Present Continuous
I am scrumming
you are scrumming
he/she/it is scrumming
we are scrumming
you are scrumming
they are scrumming
Present Perfect
I have scrummed
you have scrummed
he/she/it has scrummed
we have scrummed
you have scrummed
they have scrummed
Past Continuous
I was scrumming
you were scrumming
he/she/it was scrumming
we were scrumming
you were scrumming
they were scrumming
Past Perfect
I had scrummed
you had scrummed
he/she/it had scrummed
we had scrummed
you had scrummed
they had scrummed
Future
I will scrum
you will scrum
he/she/it will scrum
we will scrum
you will scrum
they will scrum
Future Perfect
I will have scrummed
you will have scrummed
he/she/it will have scrummed
we will have scrummed
you will have scrummed
they will have scrummed
Future Continuous
I will be scrumming
you will be scrumming
he/she/it will be scrumming
we will be scrumming
you will be scrumming
they will be scrumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrumming
you have been scrumming
he/she/it has been scrumming
we have been scrumming
you have been scrumming
they have been scrumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrumming
you will have been scrumming
he/she/it will have been scrumming
we will have been scrumming
you will have been scrumming
they will have been scrumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrumming
you had been scrumming
he/she/it had been scrumming
we had been scrumming
you had been scrumming
they had been scrumming
Conditional
I would scrum
you would scrum
he/she/it would scrum
we would scrum
you would scrum
they would scrum
Past Conditional
I would have scrummed
you would have scrummed
he/she/it would have scrummed
we would have scrummed
you would have scrummed
they would have scrummed

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Formation in which the forwards link themselves together tightly, lower their heads, and push against the opposing pack. The non-offending side tosses the ball into the tunnel between the packs and the respective hookers try to heel it back to a teammate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrum - (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked armsscrum - (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

scrum

noun crowd, group, mob, lot, body, host, band, troop, mass, bunch (informal), number, horde, throng, assemblage She pushed through the scrum of photographers.
Translations
إشْتِباك لاعِبي الرُّجْبي
mlýn
klynge
aloitustungos
mêléemêlée ordonnée
òvaga
スクラム報道陣
grumtis
cīņa par bumbucīniņš
zápas o loptu
topu ele geçirme uğraşı

scrum

[skrʌm]
A. N (Rugby) → melé f
loose scrummelé f abierta or espontánea
set scrummelé f cerrada or ordenada
B. CPD scrum half Nmedio m de melé
scrum down VI + ADVformar la melé (cerrada or ordenada)

scrum

[ˈskrʌm] n
(RUGBY)mêlée f
(British) (= crowd) → mêlée fscrum half n (RUGBY)demi(e) m/f de mêlée

scrum

n
(Rugby) → Gedränge nt; loose scrumoffenes Gedränge; set scrumGedränge nt
(of reporters, photographers etc)Gedränge nt

scrum

[skrʌm] scrummage [ˈskrʌmidʒ] n (Rugby) → mischia
loose/set scrum → mischia aperta/chiusa

scrum

(skram) noun
in rugby football, a struggle for the ball by the rival forwards hunched tightly round it.
References in classic literature ?
There's Moorhouse, first reserve, but he is trained as a half, and he always edges right in on to the scrum instead of keeping out on the touchline.
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We are looking forward to working with Scrum Ventures because of their expertise in supporting startups.
If I scrum against Jamie George, Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams they know what we are trying to do, we know what they are trying to do and we end up negating each other.
Jones (right) said: "We want to have the best scrum in the world and they're the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world.
Georgia couldn't get their game-plan going, struggled with the tempo of the game, their driving lineout didn't make much ground and their scrum wasn't as effective as some were predicting.
I doubt anyone is keeping an official stat on it, but I reckon there have been plenty of tries scored directly from scrum plays this year.
The activity, a component of the Solution Delivery Division (SDD) within the Defense Health Agency (DHA), has six teams that hold daily Scrum meetings focused on their area of the DMLSS application.
The changes, that come into effect in the northern hemisphere on August 1, are aimed at making the scrum and ruck simpler to referee and easier to watch.
The Lions conceded a late scrum penalty that gifted the Highlanders a 23-22 victory in Dunedin.
Head coach Gatland insisted the Lions had the scrum under control heading into the Dunedin contest, only for the Highlanders to bulldoze a late set-piece and sink the tourists.