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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 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 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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Senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, talking to reporter, said that nobody would accept the PAT chief's call for scribbling on the currency notes.
Following her passion and curiosity, Jocelyn has created a rich, thoughtful and somewhat quirky collection that can be used in English, History or Writer's Craft classes, as well as being an inspiration to the many scribbling young women out there.
As for the title, scribbling is slang for killing--the thing curiosity did to the cat.
Put an end to scribbling phone numbers and appointments on loose sheets of paper.
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I remember that our life could hardly be contained in those neat boxes, and our scribbling overflowed into the margins.
Drawing their own symbols through scribbling is a major milestone in children's intellectual development.
Scribbling follows Walters as she works on her seventh novel The Shape of Snakes, showing film clips of her various research trips and dreaded meetings with agents and publishers.
The Galerie Gebauer left its rooms to Stuttgart artist Peter Pommerer so that he could spend three weeks filling them with large-format wall drawings--knowing full well that, given his working method, he might produce anything from rhizomaric scribbling to cross-cultural ornamentation, from children's-room fantasies to crude configurations of bodies in the spirit of art brut.
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One said: "I hoped I was the only one with the answers and just started scribbling away.
It features several vignettes that are reprinted in other works by Jarman (Overlook Press and Jarman's estate seem determined to market the artist's every last scribbling and photograph), including Derek Jarman's Garden (published in 1995) and At Your Own Risk: A Saint's Testament, a very fine "testament" about sexuality published in the United States in 1993.
That's better than scribbling numbers on your hot dog napkin and trying to set the score straight later.
The scribbling on a simple poster from Alcoholics Anonymous group Al-Anon/Alateen in Toronto has gone viral on the internet.