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verb uk   us   /raɪt/ (wrote, written or old use writ)
A1 [I or T] to make marks that represent letters, words, or numbers on a surface, such as paper or a computer screen, using a pen, pencil, or keyboard, or to use this method to record thoughts, facts, or messages: When you fill in the form, please write clearly/legibly in black ink. [+ speech] "I hope to see you next Saturday," she wrote. Why not write (down) your ideas on a piece of paper before you start?A2 [I or T] to send a letter or message to someone, giving them information or expressing your thoughts or feelings: She hasn't written to me (US written me) recently. [+ two objects] I wrote my sister a letter. [+ to infinitive] My mother wrote to give me details about the party. [+ -ing verb] The travel company has written giving information about the trip. [T] (also write sth out) to put all the information that is needed on a document: Please will you write (out) your name and address in full. [+ two objects] I wrote him a cheque for £50.B1 [T] to create and record something, such as a book, poem, song, or computer program, on paper or on a computer: She writes children's books/poems. Adam designed and wrote the software. He wrote music for films and TV shows. The book is very well written.B1 [I] to have the job of creating books, stories, or articles that will be published: She writes for a national newspaper. [+ that] to say something in a book, newspaper, magazine, or document: In the article, he writes that the problems in the refugee camps are getting worse. [I] specialized computing to record information in the memory of a computer: There was a problem writing to the disk in the A drive.
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