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"write in" in British English

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write in

phrasal verb with write uk   us   /raɪt/ verb (wrote, written or old use writ)
to write a ​letter to a ​newspaper, ​televisioncompany, or other ​organization, to ​express an ​opinion or ​ask something: [+ to infinitive] People have written in tocomplain about the show. [+ -ing verb] Thousands of ​peoplewrote in to the ​companyasking for an ​informationsheet.

write-inadjective

 us   /ˈraɪtˌɪn/ US
relating to a ​person whose ​name is not on a ballotpaper (= a ​votingpaper) 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-mailmessage 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 (= ​votingpaper) 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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