Meaning of “write in” in the English Dictionary

"write in" in British English

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write in

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

to write a letter to a newspaper, television company, or other organization, to express an opinion or ask something:

[ + to infinitive ] People have written in to complain about the show.
[ + -ing verb ] Thousands of people wrote in to the company asking for an information sheet.

write-inadjective

/ˈraɪtˌɪn/ us /ˈraɪtˌɪn/ US

relating to a person whose name is not on a ballot paper (= a voting paper) but who wants to be elected:

He got 32 write-in votes to Mr Rose’s 16.
They were running a last-minute write-in campaign.

(Definition of “write in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"write in" in American English

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write in

phrasal verb with write us /rɑɪt/ verb [ I/T ] past tense wrote /roʊt/ , past participle written /ˈrɪt·ən/

(SEND MESSAGE)

to send a letter or an e-mail message to make a request or a statement, esp. to an organization or business:

A lot of consumers write in and get nothing in response.

write-inadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈrɑɪtˌɪn/

relating to a person whose name is not on a ballot (= voting paper) but who wants to be elected:

He got 32 write-in votes to Mr. Rose’s 16.
They were running a last-minute write-in campaign.

(Definition of “write in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)