scribble

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskrɪbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈskrɪbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skribəl)


Inflections of 'scribble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
scribbles
v 3rd person singular
scribbling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
scribbled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
scribbled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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scribble

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. starting scribbling (down) [notes, numbers, information, answers, ideas]
  2. was scribbling away [impatiently, hurriedly]
  3. was [furiously, hastily] scribbling
  4. the [boy, girl, student] scribbled on the [paper, desk]
  5. scribbled in a [notepad, notebook, diary]
  6. scribbled the [signature, contract, phone number] on
  7. scribbled (notes) in the margin
n
  1. [an illegible, a messy, an indecipherable] scribble
  2. his [writing, handwriting] is (more) like a scribble
  3. a [notepad] full of scribbles
  4. his signature was just a scribble
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