Stop puttering around, sit down at your desk, and write out the speech or practice the sonata 100 times.
On a slip or paper they write out a resolution they think the person whose name they have drawn should make.
When I want to think deeply, I write out my thoughts as long-form narratives or do mind mapping on my computer.
Hillary is known to write out personal checks to charities for women's issues when moved by what she has heard.
I used to begin about a week ahead, and write out my impromptu, speech and get it by heart.
I'll write out the cheque as soon as the waiters clear away the débris.
Such of the facts and incidents of our voyage as I have thought would be of interest I have tried to write out.
I feel I could write out here, but not about William and Mary furniture—!
Now, if you will write them down for me, and give me time to think them over, I will write out such answers as occur to me.
He happens to write out the cash-return form just before dying.
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).
For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513]To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.