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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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With maxims such as these firmly fixed in his head (Theodore scribbled them down in his notebook), he and Flora set out to furnish their house.
While writing another novel, a series of names came into his head and he scribbled them down: Mister Monday; Grim Tuesday; Drowned Wednesday; Sir Thursday; Lady Friday; Superior Saturday; and Lord Sunday.
He scribbled them down, and that grew into ``The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,'' published in 1937.
Fred also had real problems remembering his lines and in many scenes was seen leaning against the Rovers bar reading The Sporting Life, where he'd secretly scribbled them down.
As the whales glided by, the reporters read the words and quickly scribbled them down. Then Rick and Scarlett, who were riding on two other whales, sailed by with the last lines of the song.