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Pronunciation: (skrim'ij), [key]
n., v., -maged, -mag•ing.

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. a practice session or informal game, as that played between two units of the same team.

v.t., v.i.
to engage in a scrimmage.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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