Pronunciation: (skrim'ij), [key]
—n., v., -maged, -mag•ing.
1. a rough or vigorous struggle.
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. a practice session or informal game, as that played between two units of the same team.
to engage in a scrimmage.
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