write down[ rahyt-doun ]SEE DEFINITION OF write down
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WRITE DOWN
We let the air pass through our closed teeth and we write down "S."
I therefore will write down with God's help the little that I know.
I had made some progress, and had grown able to write down a simple thought.
Will you write down a message and leave it in his letter-box?
"Good-bye, Tommy," I said—and then something more which I do not wish to write down.
"Well, I must talk about it all, and write down all we have to take," said mother.
"Write down,' insults the commission,'" said the General, boiling with rage.
I arose, and proceeded to write down the sad history of the night.
"I will write down his address for you, when I go in," said he.
I must write down, syllable for syllable, that the song might be got "the right way."
Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat, past participle writen), from Proto-Germanic *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most I.E languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. Latin scribere, Greek grapho, Sanskrit rikh-); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Gothic meljan, Old Church Slavonic pisati, and most of the modern Slavic cognates).
To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.