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 Dictionary entry overview: What does write down mean? 

  The verb WRITE DOWN has 2 senses:

1. put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
2. reduce the estimated value of something

  Familiarity information: WRITE DOWN used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1write down [BACK TO TOP]


Put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


set down; write down; get down; put down

Hypernyms (to "write down" is one way to...):

write (communicate or express by writing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "write down"):

transcribe (write out from speech, notes, etc.)

notate (put into notation, as of music or choreography)

dash down; dash off (write down hastily)

note; take down (make a written note of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sense 2write down [BACK TO TOP]


Reduce the estimated value of something

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


write down; write off

Context example:

For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer

Hypernyms (to "write down" is one way to...):

depreciate (lower the value of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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