[ rahyt-uhp ]
/ ˈraɪtˌʌp /
a written description or account, as in a newspaper or magazine:The play got a terrible write-up.
Accounting. an increase in the book value of a corporation that is not warranted by the true assets of the corporation.
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Origin of write-up
1880–85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase write up
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British Dictionary definitions for write-up
verb (tr, adverb)
to describe fully, complete, or bring up to date in writingwrite up a diary
to praise or bring to public notice in writing
- 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
a published account of something, such as a review in a newspaper or magazine
- an excessive or illegally high valuation of corporate assets
- a raising of the book value of an asset
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Idioms and Phrases with write-up
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.
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