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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
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase write up
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  • As the write-up of the story makes clear, this is another economic truth of which retailers were already well aware.
British Dictionary definitions for write-up

write up

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to describe fully, complete, or bring up to date in writing: write up a diary
2.
to praise or bring to public notice in writing
3.
(accounting, US)
  1. to place an excessively high value on (an asset)
  2. to increase the book value of (an asset) in order to reflect more accurately its current worth in the market
noun
4.
a published account of something, such as a review in a newspaper or magazine
5.
(accounting, US)
  1. an excessive or illegally high valuation of corporate assets
  2. a raising of the book value of an asset
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Slang definitions & phrases for write-up

write-up

noun

A written article, news story, etc: I figure you have seen the write-ups/ The papers gave his book a good write-up (1885+)


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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