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1The action of scrambling up or over rough or steep ground, especially as a leisure activity.‘the final push for the summit involved some exhilarating scrambling’
- ‘Then we branch off into a small passage to begin our mixture of scrambling, climbing, stooping, crawling and swearing through the Mendip limestone.’
- ‘Its steep, boulder-strewn slopes make for plenty of hair-raising scrambling and a necessary return to the Grog and Gruel for more home brew.’
- ‘The Short Leachas is steeper and involves some scrambling, while the Long Leachas is technically easier.’
- ‘This involves a certain amount of easy scrambling, but is well worth the effort.’
- ‘Those wishing to walk more easily up Pavey Ark without recourse to scrambling should head around Stickle Tarn in an anti-clockwise direction and follow a path along the side of Bright Beck.’
- ‘It took a bit of scrambling, but we finally made it to the cliffs.’
- ‘The south ridge of Conival has unavoidable scrambling.’
- ‘The summit itself, which lies west of the col, involves some awkward scrambling but the views are as good from the col as the summit.’
- ‘The final climb is steep and involves some scrambling over rocks and steep drops to the side of the path.’
- ‘Some scrambling is involved but nothing too severe.’
- ‘There was plenty of good, steep scrambling, but all the real difficulties can be avoided.’
- ‘Make for this and follow the path, steep in places and occasionally not very obvious, with some scrambling over rocks required.’
- ‘The descent down into the gully seemed like the hard section was in the beginning with some scrambling down boulders.’
- ‘There is some scrambling involved before the summit which is followed by a curved ridge that connects Sgorr Bhan to Sgorr Dhearg.’
- ‘Further scrambling is required, particularly on the exposed Pinnacles section after the first of two Munros on the traverse.’
- ‘It threaded a route up through those walls and cracks, real exploratory scrambling, and then on up the narrowing ridge to the summit of Ainshval.’
- 1.1British The sport of racing motorcycles over rough and hilly ground.‘he started racing in motorcycle scrambling at the age of ten’
- ‘Rallies and scrambling were also of concern because they disturbed the peace of the forests and also represented a danger to members of the public out walking.’
- ‘Police and council officers have launched a joint operation to combat illegal off-road scrambling.’
- ‘Police say there is a growing trend of illegal scrambling there and residents have complained about noise, damage to the land and the risk posed to walkers.’
- ‘His interest in motorsport began with the early years of scrambling and grass track racing, and his expertise saw him snapped up to ride for Workington before the war.’
- ‘The on-going problem of scrambling across moors in Whitworth was one of the reasons they set up a set area for bikers to use.’
2The alteration of the speech frequency of a telephone conversation or broadcast transmission so as to make it unintelligible without a decoding device.[as modifier] ‘he activated the aircraft's radar scrambling unit’
- ‘The simplest form of scrambling inverts the high and low points in the signal.’
- ‘This method and apparatus for combined encryption and scrambling of information takes place on a shared medium network.’
- ‘This is a method of modifying pseudo-random sequences and a device for scrambling or descrambling information components.’
- ‘He figured out how to break the content scrambling system, allowing you to move from one region to another and override copy protection.’
- ‘These are encrypted to a level consistent with the ‘shelf life’ of the orders being given; mere scrambling may be enough for a message that is to be acted upon immediately.’
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