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To produce some written document by typing it on a physical or virtual keyboard. A noun or pronoun can be used between "type" and "up." I want you to type an earnings report up and have it ready for me by Friday. She had to type up a formal letter of appeal explaining why she still belonged in the prestigious school.
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type something up
to type a handwritten document; to type a document, perhaps using a computer. I will give this to you as soon as I type it up. Please type up this document.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To compose a finished document from some set of notes by typing: I hired an assistant to type up my handwritten letters. The secretary typed the handwritten notes up.
2. To draft some kind of document by typing: We sat up all night typing up a charter for the organization. Do you have time to type a few letters up for me?
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