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jot down

To write something down, often in haste. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jot" and "down." Let me just grab a pen so I can jot that number down. Here, I jotted down some ideas for you.
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jot something down

to make a note of something. This is important. Please jot this down. Jot down this note, please.
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jot down

v.
To write down something briefly or hastily: The secretary jotted the message down. I jotted down the homework assignment.
See also: down, jot
References in classic literature ?
A writer's ideas must be a good deal confused, a good deal out of line and sequence, when he starts out to say that a man met a counselor's wife in the street, and then right in the midst of this so simple undertaking halts these approaching people and makes them stand still until he jots down an inventory of the woman's dress.
To drive his own train, And shout " all aboard " Jots down the number, As it rumbles down the line.
In the note he jots down, he remembers all the memories of being a youngster who did not have to pay bills, and also about taking up some of the jobs we do.
She reveals that she 'likes everything written down' and still jots down lists in her special diary.
Ballistic nylon wraps interior plastic casing, protecting the PDA from "direct hits." We could definitely use one of these at the next networking tradeshow reception--one hand stays free to grasp a munchie plate or the precious cocktail while the other jots down networking notes.
The recorder simply jots down the formation, the kind of play, the hash field position, and yards gained.