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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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Shirley says to make sure that there's a Steinway piano at every concert venue, Tony scribbles down "STAINWAY" on a sheet of paper.
She scribbles down a checklist of all the things that are the opposite of the wizard world fantasy, firmly rooted in ugly, everyday realities and 'adult' themes.
'You can watch it here,' I whisper to the first in line, and she scribbles down the website address furtively.
Summary: BEIRUT: Adnan Harakeh takes LL5,000 off a pair of fake Louis Vuitton sunglasses and scribbles down a receipt.
Hughes, who faces up a crucial week with matches against St Mirren on Tuesday and Inverness Caley Thistle on Saturday, scribbles down his thoughts while they are still fresh in his mind.
He scribbles down an address and, with something like 13,500 NY restaurants to choose from, guess where he sends us?
At the age of 11 he has developed unique style: he is not too fond of colors and only uses a black sketch pen to draw images of birds, other animals, and gods and scribbles down a sketch without any break in the stroke in just four minutes.
While other bus drivers might stop for a cigarette on their breaks, David Lassut, of Stoke Hill, listens to the banter of his passengers and scribbles down words of inspiration.Now the 40-year-old has written a book called How Many Fingers?
One of their key players - his may be the first name that Hull coach Shaun McRae scribbles down on his teamsheet - misses the match with influenza.
Encouraged by nanny Ole Golly (Rosie O' Donnell), she scribbles down everything she sees in her notebook.