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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 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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The great composer would walk for hours here, forming ideas in his head before returning home to scribble them down.
But more than compensating for that quibble are fantastic performances by the three actors, especially young Eliza Dobson, and so many great lines that I can't remember any - which will teach me to not scribble them down.
He said: "My drive to Wales sometimes helped me come up with ideas for recipe videos and I'd scribble them down when I got to work."
"I scribble them down and get them in a vague order.
If you find it difficult to remember the questions that arise during interviews, takeapenandpaperwithyouand scribble them down - this is perfectly acceptable.
Ideas like this can strike at any time -in the shower, while walking the dog, in the queue at the bank -and it's vitally important to scribble them down in case you forget them later.
What they'd have to do is check the prices discreetly-not too difficult to scribble them down in a racecard-and take care not to make themselves known.
Got too many and you probably need to scribble them down and stick them on a yellow Post-It note on your PC.
"I am on the road a lot and I look for car numbers between one and 49, and scribble them down on a pad on the dashboard.
Ideas like this can strike at any time -in the shower, while walking the dog,in the queue at the bank -and it's vitally important to scribble them down in case you forget themlater.