English version

write something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwrite something ↔ up phrasal verb1 WRITEto write a report, article etc using notes that you made earlier 🔊 I have to write up my report before the meeting.2 to 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.3 TCNJUDGE 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
Examples from the Corpus
write upLouis County Police developed a system that allows officers to call in their reports, rather than write them up.The interview went very well, and I was excited to write the story up.He wrote the event up for the straights of the San Francisco Chronicle.Many people carry out interviews and write them up from a social point of view.With this rubbish tip of information she then came to me to ask how she could write it up into a dissertation.All this made me feel very much better and I immediately wrote my name up on the wall.C. is writing it up tonight.They write it up without any of our input, and the law says we have every right to have input.be written upResults of investigations and the like will need to be written up.Parliamentary proceedings are written up and published in the daily Hansard.The research will be written up as it proceeds, and will be published in 1986.Their pecuniary interests were probably greater than their antiquarian ones, and their errors were written up by the historian.It got a lot of airplay from John Peel, and was written up extensively by the music press.The incident was written up in the local newspaper.Previously Venturous had been a noteworthy arrival to be written up in the local press.Several points were discussed; these will be written up more fully in the minutes.
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.
Examples from the Corpus
write-upAfter a write-up in Yankee magazine, orders started pouring in.Did you see Martin Amis' write-up of the book in the Observer?Editorial competition 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 spare copies of your phonology or grammar write-ups to give to anyone interested.As it wasn't mentioned in the Newsletter write-up Geoff's theory is that she was booted out.After a fair few spot-on write-ups in the last few months, now the fashion pack moved in on him.Do not believe the optimistic write-ups in the training brochures.In this case, treat the write-up as yet another learning experience informing 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.
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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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