scramble for

scramble for someone or something

to push and struggle to get to someone or something. All the teenagers scrambled for the rock star but couldn't catch him. The children scrambled for the candy as it fell from the pinata.
See also: scramble
References in classic literature ?
The emphatic horse, cut short by the whip in a most decided negative, made a decided scramble for it, and the three other horses followed suit.
Other people have preceded you half an hour to scramble for impossible places and lose their tempers, but you can take your time; the courier has secured your seats for you, and you can occupy them at your leisure.
I would as soon scramble for hot pennies in the snow, like the street boys, as scramble to see who can answer most questions.
The funding goal for the crowdfunding campaign is set at $10,000 and backers can still receive their very own EZ Scramble for the discounted price of $10.
Harrogate racer A Redfearn was the winner in the Unlimited cc Non-winners race and D Todd was first across the line in the Bradley Scramble for bikes up to 200cc.
of Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Melber (executive director, Dag Hammraskjold Foundation, Sweden), provide varying answers to that question as they examine such issues as the neoliberalization of African economies, US-Chinese rivalries over African resources and markets, India's motivations for engaging with Africa, the role of South Africa, the militarization of resource politics in Africa, connections between oil and war in Chad, comparison of the activities of transnational mining companies in the 19th and 21st centuries in the Central African copper belt, the scramble for genetic resources, the European Union and the international scramble for African fish, the marginalization of African capitalism, and public contracts and foreign business bribery in Uganda.
If these two players are not open, the QB will scramble for the end zone.
If both options are covered, the QB will scramble for the end zone.
The state's scramble for power, again blamed on tight supplies and high costs, came a day before federal regulators were to provide a much-anticipated plan for scaling back skyrocketing wholesale electricity prices.
According to some theorists, such a mating fest, where males literally scramble for partners, should encourage the evolution of specific ways to pick the best mates.
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Alliance to Participate in Panel on "The Scramble for the Set-top" and Demonstrate Digital Entertainment Network over Coax
Because West Coast Bank is committed to the Portland Business Alliance, the company has pledged to sponsor the PBA Golf Scramble for the next three years.
The PGA applauds the Oldsmobile Scramble for its commitment to the game of golf.