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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 ?
He worked so assiduously with this new toy that the table top was soon a mass of scrawly loops and irregular lines and his pencil-point worn down to the wood.
It hung there for some time before it came down and formed long scrawly letters.
A hunt for the couple was launched last week when Normanby's Angela Strange found the inked scrawly message in a wardrobe, pictured inset, that she had bought for PS50 on Facebook.
Shoulder-rolling opener Garden provides a strong, scrawly starting point, while Chili Town thrums with sunshine and the anthemic And IWill W Send Your F Y lowers Back has you shouting along amidst the cacophony.
Shoulder-rolling opener Garden provides a strong, scrawly starting point, while Chili Town thrums with sunshine and the anthemic And I Will Send Your Flowers Back has you shouting along amidst the cacophony.
What else was resses pieced together from shards of fabric, painted with dye; leather printed with cell-like plodges; scrawly embroidery - the collection was packed to the rafters with ideas.
Dresses pieced together from shards of fabric, spray-painted with dye; leather printed with cell-like splodges; scrawly embroidery - the collection was packed to the rafters with ideas.
1990 consists merely of the words MY MOUF inscribed above two scribbles: one a circle with two scrawly lines denoting rows of teeth, the other a couple of UFO eyes connected by a V for a .
And her anger was intensified when she finally received a brief not off her attacker in scrawly hand-writing saying she was sorry.