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scrawl

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to write or draw hastily or carelessly
  • scrawled a quick note, stuck it in their mailbox, and hurried off

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scrawl

noun

Synonyms of scrawl (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of scrawl was in 1612

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“Scrawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scrawl. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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