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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How to use write-up in a sentence
Because I was president I had to do the write-up for the event and they chose that picture.How A Company’s Support of Gay Employees Helped One of Them To Come Out | | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The House and Senate write up the fix the White House wants, but they attach it to something Obama hates.
The answer is that the Defense Department has a painstakingly slow process to write up its requirements before it builds anything.America’s Advanced Stealth Jet Flies on 1990s Tech | Dave Majumdar | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That clearly wasn't enough, and we had our frequent contributor Emily Hauser write up the tweet.The Tortuous History Of The Greta Berlin Tweet Controversy | Ali Gharib | October 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have a backlog of books to write up for David's Bookclub, including a superb book about the economic crisis, Don Peck's Pinched.
I wish I could write up Deppe's system for publication, but it is a very difficult thing to give any adequate idea of.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
With regard to cooking, each man took duty for a week, during which he was able to write up his work and to wash and mend clothes.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
The author replied, “I should like to live with the army on the frontier and write up Tommy Atkins.”Browning and the Dramatic Monologue | S. S. Curry
"Well, write up everything you have on it, and we'll lay out further experimental work," MacLeod said.The Mercenaries | Henry Beam Piper
Well, you are a lucky girl to have brains enough to have more than one idea in your head to write up.Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer | Rena I. Halsey
British Dictionary definitions for write up
to describe fully, complete, or bring up to date in writing: write 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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Other 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]
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