Scribble



verb (used with object), scribbled, scribbling.
1.
to write hastily or carelessly:
to scribble a letter.
2.
to cover with meaningless writing or marks:
to scribble all over a page.
verb (used without object), scribbled, scribbling.
3.
to write or draw in a hasty or careless way.
4.
to make meaningless marks, scrolls, lines, etc., with a pencil, pen, or the like.
noun
5.
a note or other writing that has little or no meaning.
6.
a hasty or careless drawing or piece of writing.
7.
handwriting, especially when illegible.
verb (used with object), scribbled, scribbling.
1.
to tear apart (wool fibers) in the first stages of carding.
verb
1.
to write or draw in a hasty or illegible manner
2.
to make meaningless or illegible marks (on)
3.
(derogatory or facetious) to write poetry, novels, etc
noun
4.
hasty careless writing or drawing
5.
writing, esp literary matter, of poor quality
6.
meaningless or illegible marks
verb
1.
(transitive) to card (wool, etc)

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.
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  • Scribbling

    verb (used with object), scribbled, scribbling. 1. to write hastily or carelessly: to scribble a letter. 2. to cover with meaningless writing or marks: to scribble all over a page. verb (used without object), scribbled, scribbling. 3. to write or draw in a hasty or careless way. 4. to make meaningless marks, scrolls, lines, etc., […]



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