Definition of write something up in English:

write something up

  • 1Write a full or formal account of something: I was too tired to write up my notes
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    • If you see a major or even minor local event, write it up and send your account, along with any pictures you capture on your mobile phone or digital camera.
    • The journalist in The Chronicle wrote them up today and reported on inconsistency over several visits.
    • Stacey also argues that, when the research is written up, it is the feminist ethnographer's interpretations and judgements that come through and that have authority.
  • 1.1Make entries to bring a diary or similar record up to date: he wrote up a work journal which has never been published
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    • His recollections were written up in a diary which has been kept by his daughter Mary.
    • And what I did was collect the stories during the daytime and I wrote them up on the lap-top in the evening.
    • Field notes from home visits were written up after leaving the site.
  • 2Increase the nominal value of stock or goods.
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    • At a pen's stroke he wrote up the value of the patent to a flat $1000000.
    • You don't have to issue a quarterly balance sheet and you never "wrote up" the value of your asset in the first place.
    • The company paid more than book value and wrote up the value of the assets in these transactions.
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