write out


wrote out; written out; writing out; writes out

transitive verb

: to write especially in a full and complete form

Examples of write out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web You’ll be given suggestions and asked to write out the time and place the habit will occur to break it down into practical steps. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 14 Feb. 2024 Told by the pioneering women who participated in it and built from archive unseen for 50 years, the film tells the story of the 1971 women’s soccer World Cup, a tournament witnessed by record crowds that was written out of sporting history. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 Jan. 2024 The individuals who performed the tattooing used a metal stamp fitted with needles that wrote out different numbers. Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 Become a Subscriber As a matter of official policy, reactions are supposed to relieve you of the burden of writing out a full response. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 18 Jan. 2024 Users can write out lyrics on the text field when making a post. Emilia David, The Verge, 18 Jan. 2024 Patrice Lumumba, but who was almost written out of history. Ben Croll, Variety, 17 Jan. 2024 That always feels weird to write out for a week or so, right? Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024 Each year, tens of thousands of Israeli teen-agers travel to the Auschwitz museum before graduating from high school (though last year the trips were called off over security issues and the Polish government’s growing insistence that Poles’ involvement in the Holocaust be written out of history). Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 9 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of write out was in the 15th century

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“Write out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/write%20out. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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