- 1to write something in a careless, messy way, making it difficult to read synonym scribble
- 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.
NAmE//skrɔl//[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrawl
he / she / it scrawls
past simple scrawled
-ing form scrawling