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scribble

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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Affleck believed he has found a good luck charm courtesy of his daughter, who scribbled 'Ben' on the back of her dad's hand as he left home to attend the awards show.
Team members simply save scribbled documents to a shared project folder, eliminating the confusion of version control and can easily share with others.
Though she has scribbled somewhere she shouldn't," says Jessica, who lives in Marske.
One morning we came across something bad being scribbled on the walls of the building.
Kate scribbled a plan for police showing where the so-called "tapas nine" were sitting in the restaurant at the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz on May 3 last year.
Written and illustrated by Ed Baker, the Knight Lights series are chapter books for young people that blend text and whimsically scribbled black-and-white illustration on each page, making them as easy-to-read as comic books.
becomes 'Snoop Dogg' scribbled on a wall near my house, bootleg action DVDs and the faces of Bush and Bin Laden on capolanas [baby slings].
Beanie reappears when you click on 'Vitals' and adds a scribbled chalk mission statement only part of which you can read.
Secret Scribbled Notebooks is for readers who look up words in the dictionary to learn definitions and origins; for readers who connect their life situation to their current reading; for readers who are so moved by a passage that they must write it down for safekeeping.
Although the alphabet as we know it today was first scribbled down during the Middle Ages (the earliest known alphabet dates back to 1700 B.
In wild gestural drawings of the mid-'60s, scribbled with thick graphite lines and shot through with crayon color, tools rise up and smash the tangled masses of marks from which they've emerged.