scrimmage

  • 1 scrimmage — [skrim′ij] n. [altered < SKIRMISH] 1. a rough and tumble fight; tussle; confused struggle ☆ 2. Football a) short for LINE OF SCRIMMAGE b) play that begins with the snap from center, with both teams positioned on the line of scrimmage 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 scrimmage — scrimmage, scrummage Scrimmage is the more general word for ‘a rough struggle or brawl’ and is a technical term in American football, whereas scrummage (more usually shortened to scrum) is the term used in rugby football …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 scrimmage — ► NOUN 1) a confused struggle or fight. 2) American Football a sequence of play beginning with the placing of the ball on the ground with its longest axis at right angles to the goal line. ► VERB American Football ▪ engage in a scrimmage. ORIGIN… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Scrimmage — Scrim mage (?; 48), n. [A corruption of skirmish. Sore scrymmishe. Ld. Berners.] [Written also {scrummage}.] 1. Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Football) The struggle in the rush lines… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 scrimmage — index affray, brawl (noun), brawl (verb), fight (battle), fray, struggle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 scrimmage — late 15c., alteration of SKIRMISH (Cf. skirmish). The verb is recorded from 1825. Related: Scrimmaged; scrimmaging. Meaning in rugby and U.S. football dates from 1857, originally a confused struggle between players …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Scrimmage — A scrimmage is a sports contest engaged in for practice purposes. Scrimmage may also refer to:* Exhibition game, informal match between two competitors which does not go on record * Line of scrimmage, in American football and related games *… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 scrimmage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrymmage, alteration of skyrmissh skirmish Date: 15th century 1. a. a minor battle ; skirmish b. a confused fight ; scuffle 2. a. the interplay between two football t …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 scrimmage — scrimmager, n. /skrim ij/, n., v., scrimmaged, scrimmaging. n. 1. a rough or vigorous struggle. 2. Football. a. the action that takes place between the teams from the moment the ball is snapped until it is declared dead. Cf. line of scrimmage. b …

    Universalium

  • 10 scrimmage — noun 1》 a confused struggle or fight. 2》 American Football a sequence of play beginning with the placing of the ball on the ground with its longest axis at right angles to the goal line. verb American Football engage in a scrimmage. ↘put (the… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 scrimmage — UK [ˈskrɪmɪdʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms scrimmage : singular scrimmage plural scrimmages informal a fight …

    English dictionary

  • 12 scrimmage — scrim•mage [[t]ˈskrɪm ɪdʒ[/t]] n. v. maged, mag•ing 1) a rough or vigorous struggle 2) spo 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… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 scrimmage — n. & v. n. 1 a rough or confused struggle; a brawl. 2 Amer. Football a sequence of play beginning with the placing of the ball on the ground with its longest axis at right angles to the goal line. v. 1 intr. engage in a scrimmage. 2 tr. Amer.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 scrimmage — See: LINE OF SCRIMMAGE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15 scrimmage — See: LINE OF SCRIMMAGE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 16 scrimmage — 1. noun a) A rough fight. b) In some team sports, especially soccer, a practice game which does not count on a teams record. 2. verb To have, or be involved in, a scrimmage. We scrimmaged a few times and then settled into boring drills …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 Scrimmage — Scrim|mage [ skrimidʒ] das; , s [...dʒiz] <aus engl. scrimmage »Gedränge, Handgemenge«> das Ringen um den Ball beim Anspiel im American Football …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 18 scrimmage — See: line of scrimmage …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 19 scrimmage — /ˈskrɪmɪdʒ / (say skrimij) noun 1. a rough or vigorous struggle. 2. Australian Rules, Rugby Football, Soccer the action of a number of players struggling for the ball in no set pattern of play. 3. American Football the action between contesting… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 scrimmage — Synonyms and related words: action, aerial combat, affray, armored combat, battle, battle royal, brawl, broil, brouhaha, brush, bullfight, clash, clash of arms, cockfight, combat, conflict, disturbance, dogfight, donnybrook, donnybrook fair,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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