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scribble down

To write something hastily by hand. He quickly scribbled down a phone number on a slip of paper and pushed it across the desk to me. The students were all scribbling down their notes so intensely that they didn't even notice their teacher leave the room.
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scribble away (at something)

To work hard and hastily writing something down, especially by hand. The students were all scribbling away so intensely that they didn't even notice their teacher leave the room. I could sit in a coffee shop all day scribbling away at my novel, but they don't like it when I loiter there for more than a few hours at a time.
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scribble away (at something)

to write hard and fast at some task. He scribbled away at his notes as the lecturer droned on. Jane sat in the library scribbling away.
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scribble something down

to write something down fast and not too neatly. He scribbled the figure down and raced for the telephone. Liz scribbled down the telephone number.
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scribble down

v.
To write something quickly without paying attention to readability or style: She grabbed a piece of paper and scribbled down the address that I told her. He scribbled a number down on his notepad.
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Saint-George also mentored Alexandre Dumas's lather in fencing, met with Toussaint-Louverture and caused the future American President John Adams to scribble in his diary that Saint-George was '<the most accomplished man in Europe in riding, running, shooting, fencing, dancing, musick.
A rounded doodle was associated with a soft-sounding name; a pointy scribble got the hard consonants.
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Every accountant who is fed up with this totally incomprehensible gobbledygook should tear this column out of the paper, scribble across it |I agree' and send it to the AICPA.
When confronted with an urbanistic program, an architect may either (a) design a masterly construction, an inspired architectural gesture (a composition); (b) take what exists, fill in the gaps, complete the text, scribble in the margins (a complement); (c) deconstruct what exists by critically analysing the historical layers that preceded it, even adding other layers derived from elsewhere--from other cities, other parks (a palimpsest); or (d) search for an intermediary--an abstract system to intermediate between the site, as well as all given constraints, and some other concept, beyond city or program (a mediation) .
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The scribble hypothesis predicts that young children who are encouraged to scribble and draw, to talk and to write, and to compute and to compose about their scribbles and drawings will write more easily and will continue to write for pleasure as well as to disseminate information.
Before their second birthday, toddlers scribble frequently, but rarely attribute any representational significance to their creations.
Moulton stops the movement of three and isolates Doughty in a prison of light to scribble the air with elbows and wrists.
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