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English definition of “write sth down”

write sth down

phrasal verb with write     /raɪt/ verb (wrote, written)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to show a reduction in the value of an asset in a company's accounts, usually because it is no longer worth as much as it was before: The company was forced to write down $450m after a revaluation of its assets. → See also depreciate
to record something on a piece of paper: Did you write down his phone number? → See also write-down → Compare write sth up
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