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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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I once told them that while a photo may be accurate, physically copying down something on a piece of paper means that aside from simple motor action of the wrist, the data is more indelibly etched somewhere in the mind.
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The idea is to not leave the answer- sheet blank even if it meant copying down questions.
Exposed to films including Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight and The Fighter, the brothers meticulously recreated the films within the confines of their small New York apartment, copying down screenplays, casting themselves in each role and shooting the results.
Initially, Judy did not think much of her son's hobby, until one day his uncle, who saw him copying down dates, started asking him about family members' birth dates and Johann got everyone's dates right.
In his most expansive comments on the NSA's conduct, revealed in leaks to the Guardian and Washington Post, Obama said that no US spies were listening to phone calls or copying down web surfing habits.
Buckley explained that there was a lack of adequate checks and verification of the votes counted, that the process consisted of one person reading out the votes, another writing them down, then a third copying down what was written to the official documents.
And uncle Veliu, as one of the main motives for praising Gruevski as the greatest Albanophobe and to recommend him to stop copying down Milosevic, indicated the "marginal position" of the ministers from the BDI.
She is seriously copying down Henry's list of desired foods.
But then, grabbing a napkin out of the FBO kitchen and copying down the runway info and frequencies you'll need is legal too.
Ponge attacks this dilemma--how to say what he sees--by making lists, by apologizing, by hesitating, by erasing, by looking up words in the dictionary and dumbly copying down their definitions, and by doggedly beginning afresh to ponder the indescribable object.
Card-not-present fraud: Details may be obtained from card theft, skimming or going through someone's receipts, or copying down details during a transaction.
My hand went positively numb from copying down choice Goode bon mots for no other reason than because I dug them.
This is deceptively simple as it goes far beyond simply copying down the task and the inspection/ maintenance frequency.
Having cleared security, I spent several days in a tiny room in the Pentagon copying down columns upon columns of numbers and company names.