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Definition of scrawl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scrawl

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//skrɔl//
     
    [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.
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