Oh, how he would—should—cross them out with a red pen and scribble in the margins: You can do better!
I scribble the numbers on the paper, and then I look up with a start.
The Web conversation about the economy looks a bit like a third grader's scribble, up and down day to day with the latest news.
It is much easier to just scribble out a prescription without thinking, but doing so is lazy and poor patient care.
So I'm encouraging anybody who's ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book.
Aureole began to scribble feverishly on the back of her programme, which she then folded into a note.
It seems to me that nothing matters and yet I scribble verses.
He sat beside me and gave me a writing-pad to scribble a note on.
But I did not sit down intending to scribble thus; but to beg a favour of you.
Most of us have faltered through scarcely a dozen paragraphs, yet we scribble our sure opinion in the margin.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin scribillare, diminutive of Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Related: Scribbled; scribbling. The noun, "hurried or careless writing," is 1570s, from the verb.
To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. "Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table." "It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core." Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final.