American Englishspokenused to mean that you cannot stop what happens next in a situation, especially when it is bad
WORD FOCUS: write WORD FOCUS: write quickly:jot down, dash off in a way that is difficult to read:scribble, scrawl write information on an official form:fill in/fill out write a word correctly:spell start to write:put pen to paper
write away for something
to write a letter to a company or organization asking them to send you goods or information:
I've written away for their free catalog.
to reply to a letter that someone sent you, by writing a letter to them:
I sent them a card once, but they never wrote back.