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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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I pick up a dead pen, scribble once, see no results, scribble again, gouge a hole in the pad or newspaper I am using, say a bad word in my head because I remember that the pen didn''t work last time, and run off in search of a viable instrument.