scowl, v. 1. frown, glower, glare, lower, gloom, look black, look daggers, Scot. glunch, Sl. give a dirty or nasty look, Sl. don the hate-mug; look gloomy or sullen; threaten, menace.
-n. 2. frown, furled or knitted brow; glower, grimace, glare; dirty look. scraggy, adj. 1. scrawny, thin, thin as a reed or rail, weedy, lean, slender, stalky; skinny, too skinny to throw a shadow, skin and bones, gaunt, rawboned, angular, bony, skeletal; meager, spare, lank, lanky, gangly, gangling, spindly, spindle-shanked, spindlelegged; pinched, starved-looking, withered, shriveled, shrunken, wasted, hollow-cheeked, emaciate, emaciated.
2. meager, scanty, scrimpy, skimpy, scant, shy; lacking, wanting, deficient; shallow, superficial, insubstantial, depthless; sketchy, incomplete, inadequate, beggarly, insufficient; very little, paltry, poor, piddling, Inf. measly, mere, small, puny, slight; nominal, minute, negligible, nugatory, trifling.
3. jagged, notched, notchy, serrated, serrate, serri-form, saw-toothed, toothed; ragged, raw, scraggly, craggy, ridged, rugose, rugged, uneven, irregular, zigzag, zigzagged, pinked. scramble, v. 1. hurry, move quickly, hasten; rush, lose no time, make haste; race, scurry, spurt, whisk; press on, push on, bustle, scamper, scuttle; flee, hotfoot, hotfoot it, hightail, hightail it, Inf skedaddle, beat a retreat; whip away, run like mad, Sl. get cracking, Sl. get one's rear in gear, Inf. get off the dime, Sl. go like a bat out of hell, Inf. go like a shot; hustle, step on the gas, Sl. step on it, Sl. burn up the road, Sl. burn rubber, cover ground, Inf. make it snappy, look alive.
2. contend, strive, struggle, grapple, jockey for position; participate, enter the lists, throw or toss one's hat in the ring; compete, vie, rival, contest, oppose, challenge, play, play against, pit oneself against, try to beat [s.o.'s] time, Sl. enter the rat race, keep up with the Joneses.
3. mix, mix up, blend, intermix, combine, mingle, intermingle, commingle; merge, tangle, entangle; disarrange, derange, disorder, disarray, disorganize; jumble, fuddle, Brit. Sl. muzz, snarl, Sl. ball up; confuse, make incomprehensible, code, encode; intermix, transpose, juggle, switch, dislocate; deliberately befog, obfuscate, becloud, obscure.
-n. 4. struggle, competition, contest, scrimmage, match, one-on-one; bout, encounter; race, run for one's money; contention, challenge, strife, struggle, conflict, clash, fight; infighting, internecine warfare, internal struggle, power play, Sl. rat race.
5. upset, imbroglio, disorderly proceedings; muddle, huddle, mess, tumble, jumble, litter, clutter, disarray, disarrangement; pandemonium, bedlam, chaos, anarchy. scrap', n. 1. fragment, bit, part, particle; chip, chink, smithereen, splinter, sliver; snip, snippet, wisp, tatter, corner; morsel, crumb, ort; modicum, iota, whit, mite, dam, tinker's dam, trifle; remnant, fraction, section, segment; snatch, shred, sample, specimen, dose, taste; drip, drab, Sl. sniggie.
2. scraps leftovers, remainders, leavings, residue, balance; rejectamenta, discards, throwaways; traces, vestiges, semblances; clues, shards, archaeological bits, Inf. pieces of the puzzle.
-v. 3. discard, Inf. junk, throw away, reject, eject, toss out, thrust aside, lay aside, cast aside; dismiss from use, have done with, forsake, abandon, jettison, Sl. eighty-six, Sl. deep-six, Inf. sink; dispense with, get rid of, drop.