scrawl


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scrawl

 (skrôl)
v. scrawled, scrawl·ing, scrawls
v.tr.
To write hastily or sloppily.
v.intr.
To write something in a hasty or sloppy manner.
n.
1. Sloppy, often illegible handwriting.
2. Something, such as a note, written hastily or sloppily.

[Perhaps from obsolete scrawl, to gesticulate, sprawl, from Middle English scrawlen, probably blend of sprawlen, to sprawl; see sprawl and craulen, to crawl; see crawl1.]

scrawl′er n.
scrawl′y adj.

scrawl

(skrɔːl)
vb
to write or draw (signs, words, etc) carelessly or hastily; scribble
n
careless or scribbled writing, drawing, or marks
[C17: perhaps a blend of sprawl and crawl1]
ˈscrawler n
ˈscrawly adj

scrawl

(skrɔl)

v.t.
1. to write or draw in a sprawling, awkward manner.
v.i.
2. to write awkwardly, carelessly, or illegibly.
n.
3. awkward, careless, or illegible handwriting.
4. something scrawled.
[1605–15; orig. uncertain]
scrawl′er, n.
scrawl′y, adj.

scrawl


Past participle: scrawled
Gerund: scrawling

Imperative
scrawl
scrawl
Present
I scrawl
you scrawl
he/she/it scrawls
we scrawl
you scrawl
they scrawl
Preterite
I scrawled
you scrawled
he/she/it scrawled
we scrawled
you scrawled
they scrawled
Present Continuous
I am scrawling
you are scrawling
he/she/it is scrawling
we are scrawling
you are scrawling
they are scrawling
Present Perfect
I have scrawled
you have scrawled
he/she/it has scrawled
we have scrawled
you have scrawled
they have scrawled
Past Continuous
I was scrawling
you were scrawling
he/she/it was scrawling
we were scrawling
you were scrawling
they were scrawling
Past Perfect
I had scrawled
you had scrawled
he/she/it had scrawled
we had scrawled
you had scrawled
they had scrawled
Future
I will scrawl
you will scrawl
he/she/it will scrawl
we will scrawl
you will scrawl
they will scrawl
Future Perfect
I will have scrawled
you will have scrawled
he/she/it will have scrawled
we will have scrawled
you will have scrawled
they will have scrawled
Future Continuous
I will be scrawling
you will be scrawling
he/she/it will be scrawling
we will be scrawling
you will be scrawling
they will be scrawling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrawling
you have been scrawling
he/she/it has been scrawling
we have been scrawling
you have been scrawling
they have been scrawling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrawling
you will have been scrawling
he/she/it will have been scrawling
we will have been scrawling
you will have been scrawling
they will have been scrawling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrawling
you had been scrawling
he/she/it had been scrawling
we had been scrawling
you had been scrawling
they had been scrawling
Conditional
I would scrawl
you would scrawl
he/she/it would scrawl
we would scrawl
you would scrawl
they would scrawl
Past Conditional
I would have scrawled
you would have scrawled
he/she/it would have scrawled
we would have scrawled
you would have scrawled
they would have scrawled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrawl - poor handwritingscrawl - 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"
Verb1.scrawl - 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"

scrawl

verb
1. scribble, doodle, squiggle graffiti scrawled on school walls
noun
1. scribble, doodle, squiggle a hasty, barely decipherable scrawl
Translations
خَرْبَشَهيُخَرْبِش
čmáranicenačmárat
kragetærnedkradse
harakanvarvasraapustaaraapustusriipustaariipustus
krot, párkrota, pára
sukeverzoti
kricelējumskricelētuzkricelēt
aceleyle yazmakkargacık burgacık yazı

scrawl

[skrɔːl]
A. Ngarabatos mpl
I can't read her scrawlno puedo leer sus garabatos
the word finished in a scrawlla palabra terminaba en un garabato
B. VTgarabatear
to scrawl a note to sbgarabatear una nota a algn
a wall scrawled all over with rude wordsuna pared llena de palabrotas

scrawl

[ˈskrɔːl]
ngribouillage m
vt [+ graffiti, slogans] → griffonner
He scrawled a note to his wife → Il griffonna un mot à sa femme.
vigribouiller

scrawl

nKrakelei f, → Gekrakel nt (inf); (= handwriting)Klaue f (inf); (inf: = message) → gekritzelte Nachricht; the word finished in a scrawldas Wort hörte mit einem Krakel auf (inf)
vthinschmieren (inf), → hinkritzeln; it’s been scrawled all over with obscene messageses war ganz vollgeschmiert mit Obszönitäten
vikrakeln (inf), → schmieren

scrawl

[skrɔːl]
1. n (handwriting) → scrittura illegibile; (brief note) → messaggio scarabocchiato
2. vtscarabocchiare
3. viscarabocchiare

scrawl

(skroːl) verb
to write untidily or hastily. I scrawled a hasty note to her.
noun
untidy or bad handwriting. I hope you can read this scrawl.
References in classic literature ?
The maid brought her a delicious printed scrawl from Raoul, expressing his love, asking her to send him some bonbons, and telling her they had found that morning ten tiny white pigs all lying in a row beside Lidie's big white pig.
These magic books and the poetic scrawl were forthwith consigned to the flames by Hans Van Ripper; who, from that time forward, determined to send his children no more to school; observing that he never knew any good come of this same reading and writing.
Now Tom began to scrawl something on the slate, hiding the words from the girl.
He had got somebody to scrawl it up for him, however, who had squeezed Death in with most inappropriate difficulty.
To which he replied, "All the doctors and clever scribes in the world will not make sense of the scrawl of his madness; he is a madman full of streaks, full of lucid intervals.
But," said Renee, "this letter, which, after all, is but an anonymous scrawl, is not even addressed to you, but to the king's attorney.
Nothing more was necessary to place the conscience of the Duke of Albemarle at rest than a te absolvo said with a laugh, or the scrawl of "Charles the King," traced at the foot of a parchment; and with these two words pronounced, and these two words written, poor D'Artagnan was forever crushed beneath the ruins of his imagination.
Upon the inside of each of these I had to scrawl a few lines on any subject which occurred to me as sufficiently mysterious -- signing all the epistles Tom Dobson, or Bobby Tompkins, or anything in that way.
Neither Lady Russell nor Mr Elliot could admire the letter; but it did all that was wanted, in bringing three lines of scrawl from the Dowager Viscountess.
Knowing that my wife would be terribly anxious, I slipped off my ring and confided it to the Lascar at a moment when no constable was watching me, together with a hurried scrawl, telling her that she had no cause to fear.
It had evidently been thrown in at the window, and on being unfolded displayed a scrawl of bad handwriting which ran: "Dear Uncle; I am all right.
He hastily opened the letter produced, and was much disturbed to read in Tess's handwriting the sentiments expressed in her last hurried scrawl to him.