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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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He would fly over Birmingham at 400 mph to 500 mph, notebook strapped to knee, scribbling down observations with a casual indifference to buildings hurtling below - or perhaps above.
SCRIBBLING down ideas as they come to me is the only way I can keep on top of things.
For better, for worse, Becky started scribbling down what she was overhearing in heaven.
Scribbling down notes may help students understand lecture concepts better than typing away at a keyboard.
But this did not prevent me from frantically scribbling down information about the pros and cons of generic Xalatan and promising myself that I would look into the article mentioned about current and emerging glaucoma medications.
Neighbours have told how they remembered seeing Mr Nation as a boy sitting on the back steps of his house scribbling down stories in his notebook.
A couple of weeks ago, he was scribbling down names for his muchvaunted FA commission and reading the list out like a kid who was late with his homework.
The ex-Liverpool boss sat back in his seat before scribbling down another note.
Lucky for our staff, we were able to sample all of the incredible recipes following this issue's photo shoot, and many staffers were scribbling down recipes as fast as she could share them.
Since then, he's been struggling to raise his 11-year-old son Jake alone, a task made even harder by the fact the boy doesn't speak, can't bear to be touched, struggles to cope in school, and only seems interested in scribbling down strings of numbers and playing with the old mobile phones his dad brings home from work.
The talented teen, who often spends his lunch break scribbling down his thoughts and editing his poems, said the news and current events and issues affecting young people provided the basis for much of his material.
Just about everyone uses some sort of journal or planner, so why not go green when you're scribbling down notes to yourself?
As a result, there's a lot of scribbling down of lists, jotting down interests on scraps of paper and highlighting possible professions on job catalogues with a luminous green marker.
Having a fixed idea of how much you want to spend is a good starting point, followed by the scribbling down of all the horses you'd like to put in if you had millions to spend.