scrawl ( scrawls plural & 3rd person present) ( scrawling present participle) ( scrawled past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you scrawl something, you write it in a careless and untidy way.
He scrawled a hasty note to his wife... V n prep
Someone had scrawled `Scum' on his car. V with quote
...racist graffiti scrawled on school walls. V-ed
2 n-var You can refer to writing that looks careless and untidy as a scrawl.
The letter was handwritten, in a hasty, barely decipherable scrawl.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
doodle, scrabble, scratch, scribble, squiggle, writing
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