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write sth down

phrasal verb with write uk   us   /raɪt/ verb (wrote, written or old use writ)
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B1 to write something on a ​piece of ​paper so that you do not ​forget it: Did you write down Jo's ​phonenumber?
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write sth down

phrasal verb with write uk   us   /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 ​longerworth as much as it was before: The ​company was ​forced to write down $450m after a revaluation of its ​assets.
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to ​record something on a ​piece of ​paper: Did you write down his ​phonenumber?
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(Definition of write sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “write sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 写下, 记下…
in Turkish not almak, not tutmak…
in Russian записывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寫下, 記下…
in Polish zapisywać coś…
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