write up

write up
noun
a short account of the news
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the report of his speech

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the story was on the 11 o'clock news

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the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

Syn: ↑report, ↑news report, ↑story, ↑account
Derivationally related forms: ↑report (for: ↑report)
Hypernyms: ↑news
Hyponyms:
verb
1. bring to public notice by writing, with praise or condemnation (Freq. 1)
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The New York Times wrote him up last week

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Did your boss write you up?

Hypernyms: ↑write
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. put into writing; write in complete form
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write out a contract

Syn: ↑write out
Topics: ↑writing, ↑authorship, ↑composition, ↑penning
Hypernyms: ↑write, ↑compose, ↑pen, ↑indite
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Did he write up his major works over a short period of time?

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write up [phrasal verb]
1 write (something) up or write up (something) : to describe (something) in a detailed written account

A music critic wrote up the rock concert.

— see also write-up
2 write (someone) up or write up (someone) US : to produce an official document that reports (someone) to an authority to be punished

The teacher wrote up the boy for throwing food at his classmates.

— see also write 2b (above)
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