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WRITE UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does write up mean? 

WRITE UP (noun)
  The noun WRITE UP has 1 sense:

1. a short account of the news

  Familiarity information: WRITE UP used as a noun is very rare.


WRITE UP (verb)
  The verb WRITE UP has 2 senses:

1. bring to public notice by writing, with praise or condemnation
2. put into writing; write in complete form

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


 Dictionary entry details 


WRITE UP (noun)


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Meaning:

A short account of the news

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

news report; write up; report; account; story

Context examples:

the report of his speech / the story was on the 11 o'clock news / the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

Hypernyms ("write up" is a kind of...):

news (information reported in a newspaper or news magazine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "write up"):

newsletter; newssheet (report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group)

bulletin (a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast))

communique; despatch; dispatch (an official report (usually sent in haste))

urban legend (a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true)

exclusive; scoop (a news report that is reported first by one news organization)


WRITE UP (verb)


Sense 1write up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring to public notice by writing, with praise or condemnation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

The New York Times wrote him up last week / Did your boss write you up?

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

write (communicate or express by writing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2write up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into writing; write in complete form

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

write out; write up

Context example:

write out a contract

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

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he write up his major works over a short period of time?


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