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write away

1. To send a typed or handwritten request by mail. Typically followed by "to someone or something." We'll have to write away for the component we need, as there's only one manufacturer in the region and he doesn't have a phone or email address. Once I had enough barcodes from the back of the cereal box, I had to write away to the company in order to claim my prize.
2. To write a large amount very quickly or continuously. I want to get my thesis done soon, so I've been writing away for the last three weeks. I just want to put my headphones on and write away by myself—I can't abide all these distractions!
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write away

to write a lot; to continue writing. There he was, writing away, not paying attention to anything else. I spent the entire afternoon writing away, having a fine, productive time.
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write away for something

to send for something in writing, from a distant place. I wrote away for a book on the rivers of the world. You will have to write away for another copy of the instruction manual.
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write away

v.
To send a written request: I wrote away for a replacement part when my vacuum cleaner broke down.
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Write away - make me laugh, make me cry - and win a crate of John Smith's Extra Smooth.
Royal Mail is offering 15 Mega readers aged eight and over free membership to Write Away, a pen-pal club that matches pen friends all over the UK, with or without special needs.
When he came in for lunch, he copied the information from the dust and old his wife to write away.
One of the many charities which attended the event was Write Away, a national penfriend club for children and adults with special needs, and for their families, friends and carers.
When I was a kid in the San Fernando Valley, before the sports autograph business went big-time and the fan-athlete relationship lost its sincerity, I would write away for autographs and attend players' promotional appearances at local stores.
We weren't allowed to handle our own money and we had to get permission, we had to write away so that they could send us a voucher if we wanted to buy even a toothbrush.
As I was eager to write away from art-world hang-ups, to engage in such a familiar argument would draw me right back into them again.
Director, Communications: Jodi Hodak, ABC, Write Away Communications
There isn't a straight line amidst all these that never meet; // I will write away for it.
In his hands, proper names, specific dates, and significant numbers become the means to write away from the self, to travel through history, geography, and intertextuality.
The 1998 Silver Award-winning CIBC Small Business Edge certainly fits this formula: a profusion of colors (this is one to write away for) that complement rather than distract from the content; short articles with no jumps, plus lots of news briefs and tips; and strong headlines that immediately pull the reader into the articles.
The Write Away charity, a national penfriend club for lonely children and adults, will benefit from his efforts to the tune of pounds 500.