write-up

1 of 2

noun

1
: a written account
especially : a flattering article
2
: a deliberate increase in the book value of an asset (as to reflect the effect of inflation)

write up

2 of 2

verb

wrote up; written up; writing up; writes up

transitive verb

1
: to make a write-up of
2
: to report (a person) especially for some violation of law or rules

Examples of write-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
While the public timeline of their relationship was brief, the more surprising aspect was the mode of announcement: an old-fashioned newspaper write-up in the births, deaths and marriages column of The Times. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 29 May 2024 Martinez’s prison disciplinary record, however, included write-ups for using heroin and possessing medication used to treat opiate addiction, prosecutors say. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 Each write-up was less than one page, and there were inconsistencies between them. Nichole Manna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 May 2024 Split into artists, innovators, titans, leaders, icons, and pioneers, the list highlighted cultural lightning rods and move-makers across industries, with write-ups from their peers highlighting their impact and achievements. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 17 Apr. 2024 During the 2022-23 school year, Johnsburg Elementary had 687 referrals, or disciplinary write-ups, involving a student misbehaving, up from 222 referrals in 2021-22 and 276 referrals in 2018-19. Ariel Gilreath, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2024 Under the agreement, hotels agreed to remove any disciplinary write-ups workers received in connection to their strike actions and to remedy related charges of unfair labor practices filed by the union with the National Labor Relations Board. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 And now the critic reviews for Marvel and Sony’s Madame Web have been revealed, below, and the write-ups are pretty devastating for the Spider-Man spin-off. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 Almost every write-up on Palworld leads with its mind-boggling sales data: After launching in early access last Friday, the game sold a million copies in its first eight hours, then crossed the 7 million threshold in five days. Vulture, 25 Jan. 2024
Verb
The agency could write up a waiver to existing policies, so as not to spend the money on de-orbiting it. Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR, 16 May 2024 The episode was written up in a book on Kherson’s resistance under occupation. Oleksandr Chubko Mauricio Lima, New York Times, 10 May 2024 Some of the most divisive societal issues concern foundational democratic principles—freedom of speech, equality, limits on government interference—written up in constitutions and human rights charters. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 8 May 2024 Sure, it’s written up in Variety, but the average person would just smile and nod politely when presented with the same news. Kate Lindsay, Vulture, 1 May 2024 To test the theory out, a group of over 30 leading scientists have written up a research road map that was published in the journal Science Advances yesterday. Justine Calma, The Verge, 21 Mar. 2024 Costco sweeps in Drew Jackson’s taste test Drew Jackson, The News & Observer’s food writer (and judge in many of our previous taste tests), wrote up his own notes about the taste test, detailing the best and worst parts of each selection. Kimberly Cataudella Tutuska, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 His research showed that when students committed minor infractions, those who were suspended experienced significant negative academic consequences, compared with students who were just written up for the same kind of offense. Meredith Kolodner, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 Bay Area residents Susan Chew and Rose Fua had never heard of the restaurant before it was written up in the San Francisco Chronicle last month, despite the first-generation Chew’s constant search for Chinese food while attending UC Davis’ veterinary school in the 1980s. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Write-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/write-up. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

write-up

1 of 2 noun
ˈrīt-ˌəp
: a written account (as in a newspaper)
especially : a flattering article

write up

2 of 2 verb
(ˈ)rīt-ˈəp
1
: to write an account of : describe
2
: to report (a person) especially for some violation of law or rules

Legal Definition

write up

transitive verb
: to increase the book value of (an asset)
write-up noun

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