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English definition of “down”

down

adverb [not gradable] (IN WRITING)   /dɑʊn/
in writing or on paper: He agreed to the deal, but until we get it down on paper, we don’t have a legal contract.
(Definition of down adverb (IN WRITING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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