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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)

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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)
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