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print (something) out
1. To write something in all-capital block letters. Please print all your answers out in the boxes provided on the form. I made sure to print out the instructions because my normal handwriting can be hard to read.
2. To print something from a computer onto a sheet of paper using a computer printer. Could you print this form out for me? I need to have it filled in before my appointment tomorrow.
print (something) up
To print something onto a sheet of paper using a printing device. You'll need to print more forms up for the new applicant. I've sent the final draft to the publishers—they should be printing up the first copies next week.
print (something) in (something else)
1. To write something in print letters (characters similar to those created by mechanical printers or word processors), as opposed to cursive (also known as script or longhand), in a particular space or area. Please print your answers in the boxes provided in your test booklets. Be sure to print your name and address in the blank lines on page one.
2. To include something in a physical publication. They're printing my work in their anthology of American short stories! I'm planning on printing the blog posts in a 200-page collection at some point this year.
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