write up

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

write up (third-person singular simple present writes up, present participle writing up, simple past wrote up, past participle written up) (transitive)

  1. To write about positively.
    The paper wrote up the team's prospects.
  2. To document the faults of.
    His supervisor wrote him up after their last argument.
  3. To produce by writing.
    The supervisor wrote up the personnel report about him.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is, usually, used only when the thing being written has been previously set, at least approximately. Thus, one can write up a report of events, minutes of a meeting, or a contract previously already agreed upon orally.