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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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scrawl

(verb) Write carelessly.

Synonyms: scribble

Usage: The note that my brother scrawled before his quick exit was unreadable.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:26:20 AM

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scrawl (v.)
1610s, "write or draw untidily," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle English scrawlen "spread out the limbs, sprawl" (early 15c.), which possibly is an alteration of sprawlen (see sprawl (v.)) or crawl (v.). Related: Scrawled; scrawling. The noun is recorded from 1690s, from the verb. Meaning "bad handwriting" is from 1710.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:28:07 AM

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To scrawl is to write in a quick, barely readable scribble. When you're signing a document, you might scrawl your name across the bottom.

Mehrdad77
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:29:34 AM

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Doctors are well-known for the way they scrawl prescriptions on a pad, and you can refer to that chicken scratch handwriting itself as a scrawl. It's not easy to read someone's scrawl, which is careless and rushed. The origin of scrawl is (fittingly) unclear, although one guess connects it to the Middle English scrawlen, "spread out the limbs" or "sprawl."

Emel Rapchan
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Adyl Mouhei
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"The Nothing scrawled on a five-foot page."


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