write down

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See also: writedown and write-down


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

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see write,‎ down.
    • 2011, Ada Leverson, Love's Shadow: The Bloomsbury Group:
      Good heavens, I can't write down to the level of the vulgar public!
  2. (transitive) To set (something) down in writing; to record something.
  3. (transitive) To write (something) in a simple or condescending style.
  4. (transitive, accounting) To make a downward adjustment in the value of an asset.
  5. (transitive) To condemn in writing.


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