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 for scrabble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrabble \Scrab"ble\ (skr[a^]b"b'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Scrabbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrabbling.] [Freq. of scrape.
     Cf. Scramble, Scrawl, v. t.]
     1. To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by
        clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to
        scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
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              Now after a while Little-faith came to himself, and
              getting up made shift to scrabble on his way.
                                                    --Bunyan.
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     2. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to
        scribble; to scrawl.
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              David . . . scrabbled on the doors of the gate. --1.
                                                    Sam. xxi. 13.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrabble \Scrab"ble\, v. t.
     To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to
     scrabble paper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrabble \Scrab"ble\, n.
     The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a
     scramble; also, a scribble.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scrabble
      n 1: an aimless drawing [syn: scribble, scrabble, doodle]
      2: a board game in which words are formed from letters in
         patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a
         value and those values are used to score the game
      v 1: feel searchingly; "She groped for his keys in the dark"
           [syn: grope for, scrabble]
      2: write down quickly without much attention to detail [syn:
         scribble, scrabble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrabble":
     all fours, barbouillage, beat about, bore, burrow, clamber, crawl,
     crawling, creep, creeping, delve, dig, dig out, dike, doodle,
     dredge, drill, drive, excavate, feel around, feel for, fumble,
     furrow, go on tiptoe, gouge, gouge out, grabble, groove, grope,
     grope for, grovel, grub, gumshoe, gumshoeing, hen scratches,
     hen tracks, inch, inch along, lower, mine, nightwalk, nightwalking,
     pad, padding, pattes de mouche, poke around, pothookery, pothooks,
     pothooks and hangers, prowl, prowling, pry around, pussyfoot,
     pussyfooting, quarry, sap, scoop, scoop out, scramble, scrape,
     scratch, scrawl, scribble, scribbling, shovel, sidle, sidling,
     sink, slink, slinking, snake, snaking, sneak, sneaking, spade,
     squiggle, steal, steal along, stealing, tippytoe, tiptoe,
     tiptoeing, trench, trough, tunnel, worm, worm along, worming
  
  

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