scribble away (at something)

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scribble away (at something)

To work hard and hastily writing something down, especially by hand. The students were all scribbling away so intensely that they didn't even notice their teacher leave the room. I could sit in a coffee shop all day scribbling away at my novel, but they don't like it when I loiter there for more than a few hours at a time.
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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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As Letty scribbles away trying to solve the murder mystery, Jacob informs her that she is the killer.
Unbeknownst to Skilley and Pip, however, they have a secret ally: a famous author who scribbles away many an afternoon in ye olde Cheshire Cheese Inn...
The class is quiet as everyone scribbles away while the teacher has time to correct copies or work on her lesson plan or whatever she wants to do.
The Lillo character here (Cristian Chaparro) briefly narrates at pic's start and finish, commenting on the need to bring the workers' plight to public attention, but mainly scribbles away in the background as other figures take over.
After an hour in the queue, a fan finally reaches the front and ventures "you must have done a few of these today, Bobby." "Hundreds, son, hundreds," comes the reply as our hero scribbles away.
Actor David Schwimmer scribbles away on a VIP-looking document - could it be his contract for the on-off-on-again next (and tenth) series of Friends?
To expect to be supported by the state while he scribbles away at home, hoping one day he may be self-supporting, is laughable.