scribble down

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 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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Scribble down your stake, the name of your horse(s), the time of the race and the course.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Kojo Azugu, Commander in charge of National Security SWAT team, who appeared at the commission yesterday in police uniform, was first asked to scribble down the name of the man at the center of the assault, to which he obliged.
"I'll have five consonants, four vowels and a vial of blood to scribble down my answers with, please, Rachel."
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Write a speech, start a blog, scribble down a poem or break into a song!
This is a joyful spin on the bog-standard travel documentary, and may even encourage you to scribble down the itinerary for your own trip.
Davies, 24, admits the squad has tried to scribble down the potential outcomes, and he said: "It's something that's been spoken about.
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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.
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.
The U2 front man describes a day's hard labour writing songs as: go to France, drink wine, jump in and out of the sea, scribble down a few words, drink more wine.
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.
We even have Aled Jones mugs for sale - next to the cards where the audience is invited to scribble down questions for the boy wonder to answer in the second half of the show.