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scribble

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈskrɪb.l̩/ us  
to write or draw something quickly or carelessly: The baby's just scribbled all over my new dictionary! [+ two objects] I'll just scribble Dad a note/scribble a note to Dad to say we're going out.

scribble

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈskrɪb.l̩/ us  
a careless piece of writing or drawing: What are all these scribbles doing on the wallpaper? I hope you can read my scribble!
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