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"write sth down" in British English

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write sth down

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

(ON PAPER)

B1 to write something on a piece of paper so that you do not forget it:

Did you write down Jo's phone number?

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

"write sth down" in Business English

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write sth down

phrasal verb with write uk /raɪt/ us 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.
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to record something on a piece of paper:

Did you write down his phone number?
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(Definition of “write sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)