copy down

copy down

To write something exactly as it is said or written in another place or source. A noun or pronoun can be used between "copy" and "down" or after "down." Did you copy down the instructions the boss gave for this project? Be sure to copy your homework down—it's written on the blackboard.
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copy something down (from someone or something)

to copy onto paper what someone says; to copy onto paper what one reads. Please copy this down from Tony. Ted copied down the directions from the invitation. Jane copied the recipe down from the cookbook.
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copy down

v.
To write something exactly as it is said or written somewhere else; transcribe something: I'll be out tomorrow, so please copy down what the teacher says. Copy the instructions down so you don't forget them.
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In schools in the Philippines and elsewhere in the provinces or rural areas, you copy down what the teacher puts on the board, and you spit it back out, you memorize it.
About the time we reached the FAF, we got the call to copy down a phone number.
My later experience came when I joined the Chronicle in 2005 and I found myself sending live rolling copy down the phone to famous copytaker, Sandy, at Thomson House.
Published in 1992, no one had seen it for years until current Oxford student Jack Myers, 20, tracked a copy down.
It also changes the energy in the room, and people tend to copy down what's written on a flipchart because, unlike a slide deck, they cannot assume they will be able to access it afterward.
It takes a few minutes to set it all up on the front end, but the same database can then be used for multiple sell sheets and it does make changes to copy down the road much easier.
During particular lessons and instruction periods, it is crucial for students to be able to sit comfortably and listen intently while they take notes or copy down instructions.
Elkington relates horror stories about how the police would cruise by gay and lesbian bars to copy down license plate numbers and then inform on people to their bosses, and she says that in those days she couldn't imagine being a prominent figure in the community and being out.
You might think you could use = RANK(G2,$G$2:$G$8) in cell E2 and copy down in the column, but this will fail whenever two sales reps have a tie.
It is a cleansing for the soul and the body," she concludes, as some of the students eagerly copy down her words.
And Responsible Report is so afraid of writing the wrong thing that they copy down the W sentence.
Media organizations follow the movements of every conceivable religious chief, and dutifully copy down their public addresses, which far too often impinge on civic affairs.
Gaon, with her own daughter in tow, to copy down the recipe for the cake and apple strudel.
Copy down all the plate information and use it to access online parts suppliers, or take it along to the parts distributor.