Origin of write-up
Definition for write up (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), wrote or (Archaic) writ; writ·ten or (Archaic) writ; writ·ing.
verb (used without object), wrote or (Archaic) writ; writ·ten or (Archaic) writ; writ·ing.
- to set down in writing; record; note.
- to direct one's writing to a less intelligent reader or audience: He writes down to the public.
- to vote for (a candidate not listed on the ballot) by writing his or her name on the ballot.
- to include in or add to a text by writing: Do not write in corrections on the galley.
- to request something by mail: If interested, please write in for details.
- to cancel an entry in an account, as an unpaid and uncollectable debt.
- to regard as worthless, lost, obsolete, etc.; decide to forget: to write off their bad experience.
- to amortize: The new equipment was written off in three years.
- to put into writing.
- to write in full form; state completely.
- to exhaust the capacity or resources of by excessive writing: He's just another author who has written himself out.
- to put into writing, especially in full detail: Write up a report.
- to present to public notice in a written description or account.
- Accounting. to make an excessive valuation of (an asset).
Origin of write
Related formsmis·write, verb (used with object), mis·wrote, mis·writ·ten, mis·writ·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for write up (1 of 2)
verb (tr, adverb)
- to place an excessively high value on (an asset)
- to increase the book value of (an asset) in order to reflect more accurately its current worth in the market
- an excessive or illegally high valuation of corporate assets
- a raising of the book value of an asset
British Dictionary definitions for write up (2 of 2)
verb writes, writing, wrote or written
Derived Formswritable, adjective
Word Origin for write
Idioms and Phrases with write up (1 of 2)
Write a report or description, as for publication, as in She's been writing up these local concerts for years. [Early 1400s]
Overvalue an asset, as in That accountant is always writing up our equipment, forgetting depreciation.
Idioms and Phrases with write up (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with write
- write down
- write in
- write off
- write one's own ticket
- write out
- write up
- nothing to write home about
Also see underwrote.