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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

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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However, a scribbling by a Torontonian has added another option to the list - "My Mayor", making the poster an instant hit online.
From time immemorial, children have shown keen interest in scribbling on walls.
It was impossible to ignore the scribbling as it really read dirty.
As for the title, scribbling is slang for killing--the thing curiosity did to the cat.
But anyone can take part by scribbling a doodle of your "favourite thing," and entering the national competition.
Put an end to scribbling phone numbers and appointments on loose sheets of paper.
Bailey, of Tyndall Avenue, Crosby, who got his nickname from scribbling complicated bets on slips with a trademark pencil, was convicted at Hull Crown Court last November on offences of obtaining or attempting to obtain money by deception.
Kelley, who reportedly likes to write his scripts on legal pads, must have been scribbling furiously after getting short notice from Fox that his season finale of ``Ally McBeal'' would instead by the series finale.
Drawing their own symbols through scribbling is a major milestone in children's intellectual development.
Scribbling follows Walters as she works on her seventh novel The Shape of Snakes, showing film clips of her various research trips and dreaded meetings with agents and publishers.
The Galerie Gebauer left its rooms to Stuttgart artist Peter Pommerer so that he could spend three weeks filling them with large-format wall drawings--knowing full well that, given his working method, he might produce anything from rhizomaric scribbling to cross-cultural ornamentation, from children's-room fantasies to crude configurations of bodies in the spirit of art brut.
In learning to design, sometimes students need to "loosen up" by scribbling.
It features several vignettes that are reprinted in other works by Jarman (Overlook Press and Jarman's estate seem determined to market the artist's every last scribbling and photograph), including Derek Jarman's Garden (published in 1995) and At Your Own Risk: A Saint's Testament, a very fine "testament" about sexuality published in the United States in 1993.
That's better than scribbling numbers on your hot dog napkin and trying to set the score straight later.
After all, they usually begin scribbling before they can complete a full sentence.