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scrib·ble

 (skrĭb′əl)
v. scrib·bled, scrib·bling, scrib·bles
v.tr.
1. To write (a note, for example) hurriedly without heed to legibility or style.
2. To draw (a picture) hurriedly or carelessly.
v.intr.
1. To write in a hurried careless way.
2. To make meaningless marks, as with a pen or pencil.
n.
1. Careless hurried writing.
2. Meaningless marks and lines.

[Middle English scriblen, probably from scriben, to write, from Latin scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

scrib′bly adj.

scribble

(ˈskrɪbəl)
vb
1. to write or draw in a hasty or illegible manner
2. to make meaningless or illegible marks (on)
3. derogatory or facetious to write poetry, novels, etc
n
4. hasty careless writing or drawing
5. writing, esp literary matter, of poor quality
6. meaningless or illegible marks
[C15: from Medieval Latin scrībillāre to write hastily, from Latin scrībere to write]
ˈscribbly adj

scribble

(ˈskrɪbəl)
vb
(Crafts) (tr) to card (wool, etc)
[C17: probably from Low German; compare schrubben scrub1]

scrib•ble

(ˈskrɪb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.t.
1. to write hastily or carelessly: to scribble a letter.
2. to cover with meaningless marks.
v.i.
3. to write or draw in a hasty or meaningless way.
n.
4. a hasty or careless drawing or piece of writing.
5. illegible handwriting.
6. a series of meaningless marks or scrawls.
[1425–75; < Medieval Latin scrībillāre to scribble, derivative of Latin scrībere to write]
scrib′bling•ly, adv.

scribble


Past participle: scribbled
Gerund: scribbling

Imperative
scribble
scribble
Present
I scribble
you scribble
he/she/it scribbles
we scribble
you scribble
they scribble
Preterite
I scribbled
you scribbled
he/she/it scribbled
we scribbled
you scribbled
they scribbled
Present Continuous
I am scribbling
you are scribbling
he/she/it is scribbling
we are scribbling
you are scribbling
they are scribbling
Present Perfect
I have scribbled
you have scribbled
he/she/it has scribbled
we have scribbled
you have scribbled
they have scribbled
Past Continuous
I was scribbling
you were scribbling
he/she/it was scribbling
we were scribbling
you were scribbling
they were scribbling
Past Perfect
I had scribbled
you had scribbled
he/she/it had scribbled
we had scribbled
you had scribbled
they had scribbled
Future
I will scribble
you will scribble
he/she/it will scribble
we will scribble
you will scribble
they will scribble
Future Perfect
I will have scribbled
you will have scribbled
he/she/it will have scribbled
we will have scribbled
you will have scribbled
they will have scribbled
Future Continuous
I will be scribbling
you will be scribbling
he/she/it will be scribbling
we will be scribbling
you will be scribbling
they will be scribbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scribbling
you have been scribbling
he/she/it has been scribbling
we have been scribbling
you have been scribbling
they have been scribbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scribbling
you will have been scribbling
he/she/it will have been scribbling
we will have been scribbling
you will have been scribbling
they will have been scribbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scribbling
you had been scribbling
he/she/it had been scribbling
we had been scribbling
you had been scribbling
they had been scribbling
Conditional
I would scribble
you would scribble
he/she/it would scribble
we would scribble
you would scribble
they would scribble
Past Conditional
I would have scribbled
you would have scribbled
he/she/it would have scribbled
we would have scribbled
you would have scribbled
they would have scribbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scribble - poor handwritingscribble - poor handwriting      
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
chicken scratch - cramped or illegible handwriting
squiggle - an illegible scrawl; "his signature was just a squiggle but only he could make that squiggle"
2.scribble - an aimless drawingscribble - an aimless drawing      
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
Verb1.scribble - write down quickly without much attention to detailscribble - write down quickly without much attention to detail
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
2.scribble - write carelessly
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

scribble

verb
1. scrawl, write, jot, pen, scratch, doodle, dash off As I scribbled a note in my diary the light went off.
2. draw, write, scrawl, doodle When Caroline was five she scribbled on a wall.
noun
1. mess, state, jumble, confusion, hash, mishmash, hotchpotch, hodgepodge (U.S.), pig's or dog's breakfast (informal) I'm sorry what I wrote was such a scribble.
Translations
خَرْبَشَه، بُقْعَة مُخَرْبَشَهكِتابَةٌ بدون عِنايَهيُخَرْبِشيَكْتُبُ بِسُرْعَةيَكْتُبُ بِسُرْعَه
čmáratklikyhákynaškrábatčmáranice
kradse nedkragetærlave krusedullerskrible
raapustaa
črčkati
firkál
hripa niîurkrass, krotkrassa, krotapár
走り書きする
끼적거리다
keverzojimaskeverzotojasprikeverzoti
ķeburiķeburskricelējumskricelētskrīpāt
haky-baky
čačkačečkatinačečkati
klottra
เขียนหวัดๆ
karalamakkargacık burgacık yazıacele ile yazmakçizik
viết cẩu thả

scribble

[ˈskrɪbl]
A. Ngarabatos mpl
I can't read his scribbleno consigo leer sus garabatos
a wall covered in scribblesuna pared llena de garabatos
B. VTgarabatear
to scribble sth downgarabatear algo
to scribble one's signaturegarabatear la firma, firmar a toda prisa
a word scribbled on a walluna palabra garabateada en una pared
a sheet of paper scribbled (over) with notesuna hoja de papel emborronada de notas
C. VIgarabatear

scribble

[ˈskrɪbəl]
ngribouillage m
vtgriffonner
vigribouiller
scribble down
vt fusgriffonner

scribble

nGekritzel nt no pl; (= note)schnell hingekritzelte Nachricht; covered in scribble(s)vollgekritzelt
vthinkritzeln; to scribble something on somethingetw auf etw (acc)kritzeln; paper scribbled (over) with notesmit Notizen vollgekritzeltes Papier; to scribble something downetw hinkritzeln
vi
(= write, draw untidily)kritzeln; the children scribbled all over the wallpaperdie Kinder haben die ganze Tapete vollgekritzelt
(inf: = write novel etc) → schreiben; he scribbles away all day at his noveler schreibt den ganzen Tag an seinem Roman herum

scribble

[ˈskrɪbl]
1. nscarabocchio
2. vtscribacchiare, scarabocchiare
to scribble sth down → scribacchiare qc
3. viscarabocchiare

scribble

(ˈskribl) verb
1. to write quickly or carelessly. He scribbled a message.
2. to make meaningless marks with a pencil etc. That child has scribbled all over the wall.
noun
1. untidy, careless handwriting.
2. a mark etc made by scribbling.
ˈscribbler noun

scribble

يَكْتُبُ بِسُرْعَة čmárat skrible kritzeln μουτζουρώνω garabatear raapustaa gribouiller črčkati scarabocchiare 走り書きする 끼적거리다 krabbelen skrible nabazgrać rabiscar писать быстро или небрежно klottra เขียนหวัดๆ karalamak viết cẩu thả 潦草地写
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Quite absorbed in her work, Jo scribbled away till the last page was filled, when she signed her name with a flourish and threw down her pen, exclaiming.
Dur- ing the winter he read to her all of the odds and ends of thoughts he had scribbled on the bits of paper.
He has gone and taken the canoes and all the Indians with him," and he held out a paper on which was some scribbled writing.
She slipped a card in the box, on which she scribbled a tender message and sent an abundance of kisses.
As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel.
The walls were whitewashed, and at about four feet from the ground a dark band appeared, produced by pencil memoranda and little sketches scribbled on the whitewash.
Sitting down at the writing-table he scribbled a note to Lord Henry, asking him to send him round something to read and reminding him that they were to meet at eight-fifteen that evening.
And last night, when I was in Rataziaev's rooms, one of his friends began to read a scribbled note which I had written to you, and then inadvertently pulled out of my pocket.
The child slipped the paper over the winking jewels and scribbled in a native account-book.
I scribbled them on shore and I scribbled them on the sea; and in both cases they are concerned not only with the nature of the facts but with the intensity of my sensations.
Holmes scribbled a receipt upon a sheet of his note-book and handed it to him.
He scribbled the appointment on his shirt-cuff and hurried off in his strange, peering, absent-minded fashion.