From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwrite something ↔ up phrasal verb1WRITEto write a report, article etc using notes that you made earlier 🔊 I have to write up my report before the meeting.2to write something on a wall, board etc where people can see it 🔊 The teacher repeated the word, and then wrote it up on the blackboard.3TCNJUDGE be written up if something is written up in a newspaper, magazine etc, someone describes what it is like and gives their opinion of it 🔊 We’re going to a Spanish restaurant that was written up in Time Out’s good food guide. →write-up →write→ See Verb table
write-upˈwrite-up noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TCNJUDGEa written opinion about a new book, play, or product in a newspaper, magazine etc syn review 🔊 The play got a really good write-up (=it was praised) in the press.
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write-up• After a write-up in Yankee magazine, orders started pouring in.• Did you see Martin Amis' write-up of the book in the Observer?• Editorialcompetition A competition is another device for promoting your product or services by name in terms of both write-up and pictures.• If they are favourable words, it could be the first write-up of many. 4.• Morris' play got a really good write-up in the press.• The film didn't get a very good write-up in Time Out.• Have some sparecopies of your phonology or grammarwrite-ups to give to anyone interested.• As it wasn't mentioned in the Newsletterwrite-up Geoff's theory is that she was booted out.• After a fair few spot-onwrite-ups in the last few months, now the fashionpack moved in on him.• Do not believe the optimisticwrite-ups in the trainingbrochures.• In this case, treat the write-up as yet another learningexperienceinforming you of strong and problem areas.From Longman Business Dictionarywrite something → up phrasal verb [transitive]ACCOUNTING to increase the value of an asset, usually land or a building, as shown in a company’s accountsThe company can periodically write up the value of certain assets if its directors think the assets are worth more than the purchase price. →write→ See Verb tablewrite-upˈwrite-up noun1[countable, uncountable]ACCOUNTING when the value of an asset is increasedThe company had expected a total asset write-up of about A$1 billion.2[countable] a written opinion about a new product, book etcTheir PC had a good write-up but the purchase price had increased by £50.