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"scrawl" in British English

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scrawlverb [T]

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

scrawlnoun [S]

uk   /skrɔːl/  us   /skrɑːl/
untidy writing that is ​difficult to ​read: I ​hope you can ​decipher my scrawl!
(Definition of scrawl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scrawlverb [T]

 us   /skrɔl/
to write something in a ​fast, ​messy way: Someone had scrawled ​graffiti on the ​side of ​ourgarage.
scrawl
noun [C]  us   /skrɔl/
I had ​troublereading the ​uneven scrawl of his ​signature.
(Definition of scrawl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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