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.
Oh, how he would—should—cross them out with a red pen and scribble in the margins: You can do better!
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.
Then I scribble down a paragraph here, a paragraph there, when a notion strikes.
I scribble the numbers on the paper, and then I look up with a start.
Aureole began to scribble feverishly on the back of her programme, which she then folded into a note.
I must really take my pen to scribble a little before I set off.
He sat beside me and gave me a writing-pad to scribble a note on.
He took a note-book from under his pillow and commenced to scribble.
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.