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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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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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Four Swedish youngsters discovered scribbling on a train during Easter are to face charges in Denmark.
27 ( ANI ): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was caught scribbling geometric doodles on her speech notes at the United Nations Security Council meeting.
At a meeting in 1981, then-President Ronald Reagan was seen furiously scribbling heads, eye and torso on his notes.
Q: I HAVE a single record of Captain Scarlet, The Mysterons Theme by the Barry Gray Orchestra from 1967, although there is some scribbling on the cover.
The paper proposes and presents evidence that very young children's scribbling serves four critical purposes: (1) to train the brain to pay attention and to sustain attention; (2) to stimulate individual cells and clusters of cells in the visual cortex for line and shape; (3) to practice and to organize the shapes and patterns of thought; and (4) through an increasing affinity for marks, to prepare the human mind for a consciousness organized by literacy.
Zimbabwe proverb)'' The discussion focuses on doing things with your child, that is, doing what they do such as jumping, dancing, singing, drawing, scribbling.
It may be granted that scribbling, which implies the artist's hand, is not a gesture we associate with Warhol, who is credited with having systematically removed the hand from the work.
Our goal is to help organizers break out of the technology dark ages, where they're still taping floorplan drawings to the walls of their sales offices, covering them with sticky notes, scribbling in notes and then crossing them out as things change.
Dubai: Scribbling or spray painting on public buildings, walls and streets may land one in handcuffs, said a senior official from the general maintenance department, Dubai Municipality.
In the back cover information on the author, Koertge says that he loves baseball and poetry--and that he was at a game once, writing a poem, when he saw a boy whose father was lecturing him on the finer points of baseball while the boy was scribbling on a piece of paper--this gave him the idea for Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.
As one girl crouched on the floor scribbling out lines on cue cards, three students simultaneously operated the station's three cameras, taking cues from the control room.
Rubins, drawings seem both random and precisely determined; their subject is the activity of drawing itself, her furious scribbling a strange obfuscation.
In addition, Ibid can save everything written on the whiteboard into a personal computer, providing workgroups or students on site or around the world with the ability to focus on interacting with the group and understanding the information rather than just scribbling notes.
Half Past Autumn'' is a straightforward documentary about an extraordinary subject who spent his life scribbling outside the lines proscribed by society.
Tired of scribbling notes in longhand, freshman Sen.