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Definition of scribble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scribble
    he / she / it scribbles
    past simple scribbled
    -ing form scribbling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to write something quickly and carelessly, especially because you do not have much time synonym scrawl scribble something He scribbled a note to his sister before leaving. There was a scribbled message on the back of the ticket. scribble something down She scribbled down her phone number and pushed it into his hand. scribble (away) Throughout the interview the journalists scribbled away furiously.
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to draw marks that do not mean anything Someone had scribbled all over the table in crayon.
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