scrawl meaning, scrawl definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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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.     
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scrawl  

  
doodle, scrabble, scratch, scribble, squiggle, writing  

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scrawny, sprawl, scrap, scrabble

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