scribble down

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.
See also: down, scribble
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He would often wake in the middle of the night and scribble down his thoughts.
Scribble down a few vox pop quotes, shuffle them into some kind of order, and let your performers stand and deliver.
Why they didn't just use a sheet of paper to scribble down their answer is anyone's guess.
I used to scribble down stories in exercise books when I was a little girl.
The Speakmans also advise winners to ask friends and relatives who are hoping for money to scribble down their expectations.
He even made some of my clothes and he would scribble down pictures when he saw things.
Firstly, the Daggers faithful will be singing "there's only two Danny Greens", and secondly some punters will be hoping they can scribble down 'D Green to score first' and hope to get away with having two players running for them.
Taking her toddler daughter Jessica to cafes in Edinburgh, the young mum would scribble down as much as possible while her little girl was asleep.
While the rest of us head off to the daily grind those in charge sit down to their low carbon footprint coffee, flown in daily at huge expense through a PFI deal with a Cayman Islands corner shop, and scribble down random thoughts on an old envelope in the hope of filling in time until lunch.
Johannesburg Dec 6(ANI):South African fast bowler Dale Steyn likes to use tissues, coasters and utility bills to scribble down the technical flaws of opposing batsmen, working out bowling strategies, field settings and other annotations.
12 SCRIBBLE down holiday notes and special thoughts in this cute little Chinese Cats notebook, from Elle Doran.
They want people to scribble down number plates of cars leaving pubs and events when the driver has had too many.
If writer James Wood didn't actually set up camp at their kitchen table and scribble down their arguments, it certainly feels like he did.
They were each given a pen and pad to scribble down what they wanted to say.
For example, during a brainstorming session, a pen user can scribble down ideas and sketch concepts for collaboration with colleagues.