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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 ?
My hand--is a fool's hand: woe unto all tables and walls, and whatever hath room for fool's sketching, fool's scrawling!
What was in the letter we could never discover, but I could see as he held it that it was short and written in a scrawling hand.
There were plenty of peaceful protests initially so it's sad to see people smashing windows, scrawling graffiti and looting.
SERIOUS parking problems which have led to residents scrawling abuse on cars left nose to tail in their streets have prompted city planners to order Birmingham's "superhospital" to take urgent action.
Summary: Two men were arrested Monday in north Lebanon for allegedly scrawling "Dsh," the Arabic acronym of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, along a highway in Akkar.
It was the fourth romantic scrawling to appear on a building in the city's East End in the last five years and could mark the return of the so-called Byker Romeo who hijacked a sign above Storey's Carpets, in Cut Bank, by replacing the word 'CARPET' with 'I LOVE YOU'.
Mrs Beck told the court that CCTV footage captured Geary, of Wilkinson Court, Jarrow, scrawling on the tower block where he lives, the social club and bins, lampposts, traffic signs, fences and benches in the area.
Summary: A Russian man who has claimed responsibility for scrawling graffiti on a Mark Rothko painting has been arrested.
The estranged wife of Marco Pierre White has admitted to scrawling insults in blood on the walls of his home and smashing up his Range Rover with a child's scooter.