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Drug slang A regional term for crack cocaine
Graduate education A popular term for the ‘mad rush’ to secure a residency slot by US medical students who didn’t get one through the Match

(the) 'scramble'

Graduate education A popular term for the 'mad rush' to secure a residency slot by US medical students who did not obtain a position through the Match. See Match.
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This qualifier will follow an 18-hole scramble format.
According to the report, the latest quarterly number was up from 54 scrambles for the July-September period and 15 for April-June.
Does the quarterback scramble to run or does he scramble to throw?
About one-third of Bond's suggested scrambles are located in the Cascade mountain range.
For instance, encryption would let electronic newsgroups scramble their messages and give the "keys" - decoding instructions - only to subscribers.
Bell Cellular claims that with Privacy Plus a scrambler is connected to a user's phone and, when a call is placed, the device automatically scrambles the call.