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Definition of scrawl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrawl
    he / she / it scrawls
    past simple scrawled
    -ing form scrawling
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  1. 1to write something in a careless, messy way, making it difficult to read synonym scribble
  2. 2 scrawl something (across/in/on/over something) I tried to read his directions, scrawled on a piece of paper. scrawl across/in/on/over something Someone had scrawled all over my notes.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scrawl

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