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Definition of 'scribble'

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There are knocking sounds and scribbling on the walls. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Seems a bit creepy to be sitting here scribbling away about the people around me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We spent the next week scribbling on backs of envelopes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He scribbled a callous note insulting the family he robbed. The Sun (2011)He listened while scribbling in his notebook. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He scribbled something and thanked us for our time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We know that because of the little messages they have scribbled on the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One source told how she found doors missing or hanging off and walls scribbled on. The Sun (2012)All his life he was scribbling away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is now too dangerous to scribble on walls or to attack the new president directly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As she was speaking another young woman way back in the mêlée scribbled a note and passed it forward. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a long and mixed history of retired doctors taking up pens and scribbling as their hair goes grey. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The lawyers were scribbling furiously now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She was told that at one point she stopped a nurse and furiously scribbled down a note and gave it to her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His mother scribbled messages in a notebook and scattered the pages onto the passing fields of Bohemia. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Let's get back to scribbling. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then grab a pen and scribble down a few resolutions, so you can forget all about it and get back to sleep. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The nurse scribbled something on my chart, smiled at me, and told me my doctor would be right in. Christianity Today (2000)It was partly an act of conservation (he scribbled in pencil a lot) and partly a process of picking my way through the battlefield. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'scribble'

British English: scribble /ˈskrɪbl/ VERB
If you scribble or scribble something, you write it quickly and untidily.
John scribbled his calculation on a scrap of paper.
  • American English: scribble
  • Arabic: يَكْتُبُ بِسُرْعَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rabiscar
  • Chinese: 潦草地写
  • Croatian: črčkati
  • Czech: čmárat
  • Danish: skrible
  • Dutch: krabbelen
  • European Spanish: garabatear
  • Finnish: raapustaa
  • French: gribouiller
  • German: kritzeln
  • Greek: μουτζουρώνω
  • Italian: scarabocchiare
  • Japanese: 走り書きする
  • Korean: 끼적거리다
  • Norwegian: skrible
  • Polish: nabazgrać
  • European Portuguese: rabiscar
  • Romanian: a mâzgăli
  • Russian: писать быстро или небрежно
  • Spanish: garabatear
  • Swedish: klottra
  • Thai: เขียนหวัดๆ
  • Turkish: karalamak
  • Ukrainian: калякати
  • Vietnamese: viết cẩu thả
British English: scribble NOUN
Scribble is something that has been written or drawn quickly and roughly.
I'm sorry what I wrote was such a scribble.
  • American English: scribble
  • Brazilian Portuguese: garrancho
  • Chinese: 潦草的字迹
  • European Spanish: garabatos
  • French: gribouillage
  • German: Gekritzel
  • Italian: scarabocchio
  • Japanese: 走り書き
  • Korean: 악필
  • European Portuguese: garrancho
  • Spanish: garabatos

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