English version

write something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwrite something ↔ down phrasal verb1 WRITEto write something on a piece of paper This is the address. Do you want to write it down?2 to officially say that a debt no longer has to be paid, or officially accept that you cannot get back money you have spent or lost syn write off write→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
write downChildren must be given the opportunity to talk through their ideas before they are expected to write them down.Of course it's much easier to demonstrate techniques than write them down.She asks me if I have written it down.That man seemed to know every chorus that had ever been written.What do you do if you have a child who already knows the pattern and they just write it down?He watches Manny stare angrily at Allen, who is writing things down in a notebook.No, don't you go writing things down, or you're out on your ear.
From Longman Business Dictionarywrite something → down phrasal verb [transitive] ACCOUNTING to reduce the value of an asset as shown in a company’s accountsThe giant hospital chain said it will write down about $100 million in assets and reserves. see also write-down write→ See Verb tablewrite-downˈwrite-down (also writedown) noun [countable, uncountable]ACCOUNTING when the value of an asset as shown in a company’s accounts is reducedThe charge includes $2.7 million from the write-down of assets.
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Verb table
write
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywrite
he, she, itwrites
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywrote
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave written
he, she, ithas written
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad written
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill write
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have written
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam writing
he, she, itis writing
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you, we, theyare writing
Past
I, he, she, itwas writing
you, we, theywere writing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been writing
he, she, ithas been writing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been writing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be writing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been writing
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