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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WRITE UP

If every writer could write up to his own best, we should have far less to marvel at in Shakspere.

At eight o'clock Jukes went into the chart-room to write up the ship's log.

Then I write up my memoirs, which takes no small amount of time.

For things have happened since last I had opportunity to write up this log.

We were proud of Jimmy, and assigned him to write up the funeral.

I believe I could write up a first-class article on this subject.

I guess you were thinking that you wished that you had the log to write up.

Therere too often deaths and accidents to write up, too, with a fire story.

Is a fire the most exciting thing that a reporter can be sent to write up?

I was even asked by partisans of his to write up their cause in England.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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