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write-up

[rahyt-uhp] /ˈraɪtˌʌp/
noun
1.
a written description or account, as in a newspaper or magazine:
The play got a terrible write-up.
2.
Accounting. an increase in the book value of a corporation that is not warranted by the true assets of the corporation.
Origin of write-up
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase write up
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  • You may use the Oakdale part of the story as you heard it at the time it happened, but my name must not be used in your write-up.

  • The point is that a write-up brings in fifty dollars, while sonnets are a drug in the market.

    Aliens William McFee
  • He shall have them, together with a write-up that will make this town's hair stand on end.

    Old Ebenezer Opie Read
  • And he not only showed Angela his "Willcox's," with the write-up in it, but bestowed it upon her, for her own.

    Angela's Business Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Several illustrations in Bob's write-up exhibited Alfred in farmer's garb, feeding cattle, sheep and hogs out of his hand.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Moreover, the third write-up had been in the hands of a famous weekly for ten days now.

    Angela's Business Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Papers are allowed to call an "ace" by name, print his picture and give him a write-up.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • That write-up about the patronesses of the flower show the Womens Club gives every year for the benefit of the hospital.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Besides, I dont like to lose that write-up with all my carefully phrased compliments for each and every member in the cast.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
Slang definitions & phrases for write-up

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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