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scrawl

verb [T]  /skrɔl/ us  
to write something in a fast, messy way: Someone had scrawled graffiti on the side of our garage.
scrawl
noun [C]  /skrɔl/ us  
I had trouble reading the uneven scrawl of his signature.
Translations of “scrawl”
in Korean 휘갈겨 쓴 글씨…
in Arabic خَربَشة…
in French griffonner…
in Turkish karalamak, çiziktirmek, kargacık burgacık yazmak…
in Italian scarabocchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潦草地寫, 亂塗…
in Russian небрежно писать…
in Polish bazgrać…
in Spanish garabatear…
in Portuguese rabiscos, garatujas…
in German kritzeln…
in Catalan gargots…
in Japanese なぐり書き, 下手な字…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潦草地写, 乱涂…
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