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write something down

to make a note of something; to record something in writing. Please write this down. Please write down what I tell you.
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write down

1. Set down in writing, record, as in Please write down your new address and phone number. [Late 1500s]
2. Reduce in rank, value, or price, as in They've written down their assets. [Late 1800s]
3. Write in a simple or condescending style, as in These science texts are written down for high-school students. [Second half of 1800s]
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write down

v.
1. To set something down in writing: I wrote down all my thoughts in a journal. If you remember the address, write it down before you forget it again!
2. To reduce something in rank, value, or price: The store is writing down all obsolete inventory. When the tickets didn't sell, we wrote them down to half price.
3. To disparage something in writing. Used chiefly in the passive: The movie was written down in all the newspapers.
4. To write in a conspicuously simple or condescending style: The author wrote down to the unsophisticated audience.
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In the ceremony, participants write down negative thoughts or fears, light the paper and watch the negativity go up in smoke.
materially as a result of special total write down of goodwill
Management elected to write down the entire goodwill value during the first quarter.
3 million, writing off all goodwill and a write down of certain other intangibles related to our Sensys acquisition.
All financial information provided regarding the write off of goodwill, intangible asset write down and charge for inventory additional reserves, as well as anticipated operating loss and charge for reduction in force is preliminary and subject to change following completion of final accounting for the quarter and the independent accounting review of our records.
At this point, it is unclear the size of the write down that will be reported on the next Borrowing Base Calculation Report.
Without the effects of the second quarter write down and goodwill impairment charge, earnings for the second quarter would have been $27.
The majority of the charge relating to these changes is the write down of goodwill and other long-lived assets.
Finally, the Corporation will write down $19 million of its venture fund investments in certain emerging technology companies that it will no longer support.
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