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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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scrawl

verb
1. scribble, doodle, squiggle graffiti scrawled on school walls
noun
1. scribble, doodle, squiggle a hasty, barely decipherable scrawl
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

scrawl

[ˈskrɔːl]
ngribouillage m
vt [+ graffiti, slogans] → griffonner
He scrawled a note to his wife → Il griffonna un mot à sa femme.
vigribouiller
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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scrawl

[skrɔːl]
1. n (handwriting) → scrittura illegibile; (brief note) → messaggio scarabocchiato
2. vtscarabocchiare
3. viscarabocchiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
"But I am still here, all here," the hand scrawled more slowly and painfully than ever.
On the site of his orchards and vine-yards, of his proud mansion, of his very fish ponds, I have scrawled myself with half a hundred thousand eucalyptus trees.
Rostov, leaning his head on both hands, sat at the table which was scrawled over with figures, wet with spilled wine, and littered with cards.
Yet the few hastily scrawled lines were like a message of fate:--
It crept into his brain and twined and twisted his mental processes until all that constituted him at that moment went out in love to that scrawled signature.
The window of my father's room was found open in the morning, his cupboards and boxes had been rifled, and upon his chest was fixed a torn piece of paper, with the words 'The sign of the four' scrawled across it.
I was staring at the strange message which I had scrawled, as he deciphered it, upon a sheet of foolscap on my knee.
Philip remembered the handwriting which scrawled over the page with shapeless, haphazard letters.
Then he nodded, hastily scrawled some dimensions on the margin of the little drawing and settled down again to work.
It was terrific, impossible; and yet there it was, scrawled in black ink across the sheets of paper.
"Three days later a message was left scrawled upon paper, and placed under a pebble upon the sundial.
Tom scrawled on his slate, "Please take it -- I got more." The girl glanced at the words, but made no sign.