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English definition of “write sth down”

write sth down

verb uk phrasal verb with write   /raɪt/ (wrote, written or old use writ) us  

(ON PAPER)

B1 to write something on a piece of paper so that you do not forget it: Did you write down Jo's phone number?

(FINANCE)

to show in a company's accounts (= financial records) that something is worth less than it was before: The building cost £700,000 to build, but it was written down to £300,000.
(Definition of write sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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