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scrawl

verb [T] uk   /skrɔːl/ us    /skrɑːl/
to write something quickly, without trying to make your writing tidy or easy to read: I scrawled a quick note to Judith and put it under her door. Someone had scrawled graffiti across the wall.

scrawl

noun [S] uk   /skrɔːl/ us    /skrɑːl/
untidy writing that is difficult to read: I hope you can decipher my scrawl!
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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