Verb-Particle Combinations Begin with W (84)

On this page are 84 Verb-Particle Combinations starting with the letter "W".

Base Past Verb Past Participle Present Participle Definitions Example
Wait around Waited around Waited around Waiting around 1. To remain in a place, often with nothing specific to do, while expecting something to happen or someone to arrive.

2. To delay or linger in anticipation of a future event or development.
1. They had to wait around at the airport for several hours due to a delayed flight.

2. He didn't want to wait around for a decision and decided to take action.
Wait behind Waited behind Waited behind Waiting behind 1. To remain in a specific location after others have left or departed, often for a particular reason or purpose.

2. To stay in a place, such as a building or room, while others exit or move ahead.
1. She decided to wait behind to speak with the teacher after the class ended.

2. The security guard waited behind in the building to ensure everyone had left.
Wait in Waited in Waited in Waiting in 1. To remain at home or in a specific location, often in anticipation of a visitor or a delivery.

2. To stay inside a particular place instead of going out.
1. She decided to wait in for the courier to deliver the package.

2. It was raining heavily, so they chose to wait in rather than going out.
Wait on Waited on Waited on Waiting on 1. To serve or attend to someone's needs or requests, often in a restaurant or a customer service setting.

2. To rely on or expect someone to take action or make a decision.
1. The waiter was attentive and ready to wait on the guests during their meal.

2. They were waiting on their supervisor to approve the project proposal.
Wake up Woke up Woken up Waking up 1. To become alert or conscious after sleeping or being in a state of unconsciousness.

2. To cause someone to become alert or conscious after sleeping.
1. She woke up early in the morning feeling refreshed.

2. He tried to wake up his friend who was napping on the couch.
Walk away Walked away Walked away Walking away To emerge or survive from a difficult or challenging situation without significant harm or loss. Despite the financial crisis, the company managed to walk away with minimal losses.
Walk away from Walked away from Walked away from Walking away from 1. To deliberately abandon or discontinue involvement in a particular situation, often because it is no longer beneficial or desirable.

2. To physically leave or distance oneself from a place or situation.
1. She decided to walk away from the toxic relationship for her own well-being.

2. He couldn't bear the argument anymore and chose to walk away from it.
Walk back Walked back Walked back Walking back 1. To reverse or retract a statement, position, or decision, often due to its unpopularity or inaccuracy.

2. To return on foot to a previous location or point.
1. After facing criticism, he had to walk back his earlier comments on the issue.

2. They decided to walk back to the starting point of their hike.
Walk in Walked in Walked in Walking in 1. To enter a place or room by walking, often without prior notice or permission.

2. To arrive at a location or join an ongoing event or situation by walking.
1. He decided to walk in on the meeting to share his ideas.

2. They walked in just as the concert was starting, finding their seats in the audience.
Walk into Walked into Walked into Walking into 1. To enter a place or situation by walking, often without prior knowledge or expectation.

2. To unintentionally encounter or become involved in a particular situation or problem.
1. She didn't realize it was a private meeting and accidentally walked into the conference room.

2. They walked into a heated argument between their friends, not knowing what had happened.
Walk in on Walked in on Walked in on Walking in on 1. To unintentionally and unexpectedly enter a room or situation where others are engaged in a private or personal activity, often causing embarrassment or surprise.

2. To discover someone in the midst of doing something private or secretive.
1. She accidentally walked in on her roommate while he was changing clothes.

2. He walked in on a confidential conversation between his colleagues, feeling awkward about it.
Walk off Walked off Walked off Walking off 1. To leave a location or situation by walking, often to distance oneself from a particular place or circumstance.

2. To alleviate or recover from discomfort or pain by walking or moving around.
1. After the argument, he decided to walk off and clear his mind.

2. She walked off the cramps by taking a stroll around the park.
Walk on Walked on Walked on Walking on 1. To continue walking or proceed forward, often despite challenges or difficulties.

2. To appear or act confidently and unaffected in a difficult or challenging situation.
1. Despite the rough terrain, they decided to walk on and reach their destination.

2. She had to walk on with a smile even when faced with criticism.
Walk out Walked out Walked out Walking out 1. To leave a location, event, or situation suddenly and often as a form of protest or in disagreement.

2. To abandon a job or responsibility, typically without notice or authorization.
1. The employees decided to walk out of the meeting to protest the management's decision.

2. He couldn't tolerate the working conditions anymore and walked out on his job.
Walk out on Walked out on Walked out on Walking out on 1. To abandon or desert someone, often abruptly or without warning, especially in a personal or relationship context.

2. To leave a commitment, responsibility, or obligation, typically without fulfilling it.
1. He walked out on his family when they needed him the most.

2. She couldn't handle the pressure of the project and walked out on her team, leaving them in a difficult situation.
Walk over Walked over Walked over Walking over 1. To treat someone with disregard, disrespect, or unfairness, often by taking advantage of their vulnerability or weakness.

2. To achieve a victory or success easily, without facing significant opposition or challenges.
1. They decided to walk over their colleague by unfairly blaming them for the project's failure.

2. The team walked over their opponents in the championship game, winning with a significant lead.
Walk through Walked through Walked through Walking through 1. To guide someone through a process or procedure, often by providing explanations or demonstrations.

2. To review or examine something systematically, step by step.
1. She offered to walk him through the setup process of the new software.

2. The inspector walked through the building to check for safety compliance.
Walk up Walked up Walked up Walking up 1. To approach or move closer to a person, place, or thing by walking, often for a specific purpose or interaction.

2. To increase or rise in intensity, often gradually.
1. She decided to walk up to the counter and ask for assistance.

2. The excitement started to walk up as the concert's start time approached.
Wander off Wandered off Wandered off Wandering off 1. To stray or deviate from a particular path, place, or course, often unintentionally.

2. To become distracted or lose focus, leading to a departure from the current task or conversation.
1. During the hike, they warned each other not to wander off the marked trail.

2. He tends to wander off in thought during meetings, sometimes missing important information.
Want (something) for Wanted (something) for Wanted (something) for Wanting (something) for 1. To express the reason why you want something.

2. To express that you expect to get something without having to work for it.
1. I want a new car for my birthday because I need a reliable vehicle to get to work.

2. He wants a promotion for nothing. He's been slacking off at work and he hasn't earned it.
Want in on Wanted in on Wanted in on Wanting in on 1. To express a desire or intention to become involved in a particular activity, situation, or opportunity.

2. To seek inclusion or participation in something, often because it appears interesting or advantageous.
1. When they heard about the investment opportunity, they wanted in on the venture.

2. She wanted in on the project because she believed it aligned with her skills and interests.
Want out Wanted out Wanted out Wanting out 1. To desire or seek to escape from a situation, commitment, or relationship, often due to dissatisfaction or the feeling of being trapped.

2. To express a strong desire or intention to exit or withdraw from a particular circumstance.
1. She wanted out of the contract because the terms were unfavorable.

2. He realized he wanted out of the toxic friendship that was causing him stress.
Want out of Wanted out of Wanted out of Wanting out of 1. To desire or seek to escape or exit from a specific situation, commitment, or relationship, often due to dissatisfaction, regret, or the feeling of being trapped.

2. To express a strong desire or intention to be free from a particular obligation or responsibility.
1. He desperately wanted out of the contract because it was no longer beneficial.

2. She realized she wanted out of the relationship as it had become toxic and suffocating.
Want over with Wanted over with Wanted over with Wanting over with To want something to be finished or completed as soon as possible, often used to express impatience or frustration I am so sick with this project. I just want it over with.
Want up Wanted up Wanted up Wanting up 1. To be motivated and driven (positive).

2. To be too ambitious or who is always looking for more (negative).
1. They're a team of young professionals who are really wanting up. They're always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.

2. He's so wanting up that he's willing to step on anyone to get ahead. He's made a lot of enemies along the way.
Warm up Warmed up Warmed up Warming up To raise the temperature of something or someone, making it or them less cold. She warmed up the soup on the stove.
Warm to Warmed to Warmed to Warming to To become more receptive or friendly toward someone or something over time. At first, she didn't like the idea, but she gradually warmed to the idea of traveling.
Warn away Warned away Warned away Warning away To caution or advise someone to stay away from a particular place or situation, often due to danger or risk. The park ranger warned away hikers from the area due to the approaching storm.
Wash off Washed off Washed off Washing off 1. To remove dirt, stains, or substances from a surface by using water and cleaning agents.

2. To eliminate or get rid of a feeling or memory.
1. He had to wash off the mud from his shoes after walking through the rainy park.

2. She tried to wash off the unpleasant memories of the accident.
Wash up Washed up Washed up Washing up 1. To clean one's hands, face, or body, often before or after a meal or bedtime.

2. To clean and put away dishes, utensils, and kitchen items after a meal.
1. Before dinner, the children were asked to wash up and get ready.

2. After the meal, she washed up the dishes and stacked them in the cupboard.
Waste away Wasted away Wasted away Wasting away To gradually become thinner or weaker over time, often due to illness, lack of nourishment, or a prolonged condition. He wasted away during his long battle with the disease.
Watch out for Watched out for Watched out for Watching out for 1. To be cautious or alert for potential dangers, hazards, or risks.

2. To be attentive to or mindful of something or someone, often in order to protect or avoid harm.
1. When hiking in the wilderness, it's important to watch out for wild animals.

2. She always watches out for her little brother to ensure he's safe.
Watch over Watched over Watched over Watching over 1. To observe or monitor someone or something, often with a protective or caring intention.

2. To take responsibility for the safety, well-being, or progress of someone or something.
1. She promised to watch over her younger sister while their parents were away.

2. The security guard watches over the premises during the night shift.
Water down Watered down Watered down Watering down 1. To dilute or weaken the strength, intensity, or flavor of something, often by adding water or other liquid.

2. To make something less forceful or effective by reducing its impact or significance.
1. The bartender had to water down the coffee to make it less potent.

2. The original proposal was watered down to gain wider acceptance among the committee members.
Wean off Weaned off Weaned off Weaning off 1. To gradually reduce or withdraw someone from a dependency, habit, or addiction, often by replacing it with a less harmful or addictive substitute.

2. To gradually decrease someone's reliance on something, such as assistance or support, as they become more self-sufficient.
1. The doctor advised her to wean off the medication slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

2. As he grew older, his parents helped him wean off their financial support, encouraging him to become independent.
Wear away Wore away Worn away Wearing away 1. To gradually erode or diminish something through continuous use, friction, or the action of elements like wind or water.

2. To reduce or lessen the impact or significance of something over time.
1. The waves and tides have worn away the rocky coastline over centuries.

2. The passage of time has worn away the bitterness of their old rivalry, and they are now friends.
Wear down Wore down Worn down Wearing down 1. To gradually erode or diminish something through continuous use, friction, or pressure.

2. To exhaust or tire someone physically or mentally over time.
1. The constant foot traffic has worn down the pavement in front of the store.

2. The long negotiations wore down both parties, leading to a compromise.
Wear in Wore in Worn in Wearing in 1. To use or wear something, such as clothing or footwear, until it becomes more comfortable or fits better through continued use.

2. To break in or season something, like a new piece of equipment, by using it repeatedly until it works more smoothly or efficiently.
1. The new hiking boots were a bit tight at first, but after a few hikes, they began to wear in nicely.

2. It took some time to wear in the new baseball glove so that it would catch the ball more easily.
Wear off Wore off Worn off Wearing off 1. To gradually decrease or diminish in effect or intensity over time, often in the context of the fading of the impact of a substance or sensation.

2. To lose the influence or allure of something, such as a feeling or high.
1. The painkiller's effect started to wear off after a couple of hours.

2. The initial excitement of the new job offer eventually wore off as he faced the challenges of the position.
Wear on Wore on Worn on Wearing on 1. To pass or progress slowly over time, especially when referring to a period or event that becomes increasingly tedious, tiresome, or challenging.

2. To have an accumulating or enduring effect as time goes by.
1. As the hours wore on, the long meeting became more and more exhausting.

2. The stress of the situation was wearing on her, affecting her overall well-being.
Weigh down Weighed down Weighed down Weighing down 1. To burden or oppress someone or something with a heavy load, physically or metaphorically.

2. To cause a feeling of heaviness, sadness, or emotional pressure.
1. Carrying the heavy backpack weighed him down during the hike.

2. The loss of a loved one can weigh down one's heart with grief and sorrow.
Weigh in Weighed in Weighed in Weighing in To measure and record someone's weight, especially in the context of a competition or a medical assessment. Before the boxing match, both fighters had to weigh in to ensure they met the weight limit for their category.
Weigh in on Weighed in on Weighed in on Weighing in on 1. To provide one's opinion, input, or judgment on a matter, often in a formal or official context.

2. To offer one's perspective or viewpoint in a discussion or decision-making process.
1. The expert was asked to weigh in on the environmental impact of the proposed construction project.

2. When it comes to important policy decisions, it's crucial for citizens to weigh in on the discussion to ensure their voices are heard.
Weigh up Weighed up Weighed up Weighing up 1. To carefully consider or evaluate different factors or options in order to make a decision or judgment.

2. To assess the pros and cons of a situation, often with the goal of reaching a balanced conclusion.
1. Before choosing a college, she spent weeks weighing up the benefits of each one.

2. When making important financial decisions, it's essential to weigh up the risks and potential rewards.
Weird out Weirded out Weirded out Weirding out 1. To make someone feel uncomfortable, strange, or uneasy, often due to unusual or bizarre behavior or circumstances.

2. To experience a feeling of discomfort or unease in response to something strange or unconventional.
1. His eccentric fashion choices sometimes weirded out his colleagues at work.

2. The eerie silence in the abandoned building weirded her out during the exploration.
Well up Welled up Welled up Welling up 1. To fill with tears or strong emotions, causing them to rise to the surface and become visible in one's eyes or expression.

2. To experience a sudden surge of feelings or sentiments.
1. As she listened to the heartfelt speech, tears welled up in her eyes.

2. Memories of her childhood welled up, bringing a mix of joy and nostalgia.
Whip around Whipped around Whipped around Whipping around 1. To turn or rotate suddenly or swiftly, often with force or speed.

2. To move quickly and abruptly in a different direction.
1. The wind made the tree branches whip around wildly during the storm.

2. The car whipped around the corner, narrowly avoiding a collision.
Whip away Whipped away Whipped away Whipping away 1. To remove or take something away quickly, often with a sudden and forceful motion.

2. To eliminate or dismiss something swiftly and decisively.
1. The strong wind whipped away the loose papers from the table.

2. The manager decided to whip away any doubts and concerns the team had about the project by providing clear explanations and solutions.
Whip into Whipped into Whipped into Whipping into 1. To put someone or oneself into a state of increased energy, enthusiasm, or action.

2. To cause someone or something to quickly enter or fit into a particular state or condition.
1. The motivational speaker was able to whip the audience into a frenzy of excitement.

2. She whipped the dough into a perfect consistency for baking the bread.
Whip on Whipped on Whipped on Whipping on 1. To put on or wear something, especially clothing, quickly and with speed.

2. To urge or encourage someone to do something swiftly.
1. She whipped on her coat and dashed out the door to catch the bus.

2. The coach whipped on the team to give their best performance in the final match of the season.
Whip out Whipped out Whipped out Whipping out 1. To quickly and unexpectedly produce or reveal something, often from a pocket, bag, or hidden place.

2. To take out or display something with speed and ease.
1. He whipped out his phone to capture the stunning sunset.

2. She whipped out her identification card to prove her identity to the security guard.
Whip through Whipped through Whipped through Whipping through 1. To complete something quickly and efficiently, often with a sense of speed or urgency.

2. To read or review something rapidly and comprehensively.
1. She was able to whip through the paperwork in record time.

2. He whipped through the book in a single afternoon, captivated by the story.
Whip up Whipped up Whipped up Whipping up 1. To quickly prepare or create something, often food, with great speed and skill.

2. To generate or incite a particular emotion, reaction, or situation with enthusiasm or intensity.
1. She could whip up a delicious meal in just a matter of minutes.

2. The speaker's passionate words whipped up excitement among the crowd, leading to a standing ovation.
Win back Won back Won back Winning back 1. To regain or recover something that was lost, often through effort, persuasion, or competition.

2. To reestablish a relationship or trust that was damaged or lost.
1. After a series of setbacks, he was determined to win back the championship title.

2. She worked hard to win back his trust after the misunderstanding.
Win out Won out Won out Winning out 1. To ultimately prevail or succeed in a competition, conflict, or situation, often after a period of uncertainty or challenge.

2. To emerge as the victor or the preferred option in a contest or debate.
1. Despite facing tough competition, her determination and hard work allowed her to win out in the end.

2. After a lengthy debate, the idea of expanding the program won out as the best course of action.
Win over Won over Won over Winning over 1. To persuade or convince someone to change their opinion, attitude, or allegiance, often through charm, reasoning, or persistence.

2. To gain the favor, trust, or support of someone by winning their approval or goodwill.
1. Through his sincerity and dedication, he was able to win over even the most skeptical members of the team.

2. Her kindness and generosity won over the hearts of everyone in the community.
Win through Won through Won through Winning through 1. To succeed or achieve a goal or victory after overcoming difficulties, challenges, or obstacles.

2. To emerge as the winner or the successful outcome in a competitive or demanding situation.
1. Despite facing numerous setbacks, they managed to win through and secure their place in the finals.

2. Their determination and teamwork helped them win through the intense competition and emerge as the champions.
Wind down Wound down Wound down Winding down 1. To gradually reduce activity, intensity, or speed, often in preparation for relaxation or the end of the day.

2. To come to a calm or peaceful state after a period of stress or excitement.
1. After a long and busy workday, she likes to wind down by reading a book.

2. The beach vacation allowed them to wind down and enjoy some well-deserved rest.
Wind up Wound up Wound up Winding up 1. To end up in a particular situation, often unintentionally or unexpectedly.

2. To bring something to a conclusion or final state, especially after a series of actions or events.
1. Despite her initial plans, she wound up working in a completely different field.

2. They decided to wind up the meeting by summarizing the key points and assigning action items to each team member.
Wind up in Wound up in Wound up in Winding up in 1. To find oneself in a particular place or situation, often by chance or as a result of previous choices or actions.

2. To end up in a specific condition or state.
1. After a series of adventures, they wound up in a remote village in the mountains.

2. He never expected to wind up in such a challenging job, but he's thriving in it now.
Wipe away Wiped away Wiped away Wiping away 1. To remove tears, sweat, or moisture from one's face or eyes by using a cloth, one's hand, or a tissue.

2. To eliminate or clear away something, often an emotion or sensation.
1. She wiped away her tears with a tissue as she listened to the emotional speech.

2. The warm sun began to wipe away the chill of the cold morning, bringing a sense of comfort.
Wipe down Wiped down Wiped down Wiping down 1. To clean or remove dirt, dust, or grime from a surface by wiping it with a cloth, sponge, or cleaning solution.

2. To make a surface clean and free of contaminants by using a wiping motion.
1. She wiped down the kitchen counters to ensure they were spotless before preparing dinner.

2. The custodian diligently wiped down the classroom desks and chairs to maintain a clean learning environment.
Wipe off Wiped off Wiped off Wiping off 1. To remove dirt, dust, or a substance from a surface by rubbing or cleaning it with a cloth, sponge, or one's hand.

2. To eliminate or erase something from a surface, often using a wiping motion.
1. She used a damp cloth to wipe off the spilled coffee from the table.

2. He quickly wiped off the whiteboard to prepare it for the next set of notes.
Wipe out Wiped out Wiped out Wiping out 1. To eliminate or completely destroy something, often with the implication of a sudden or total removal.

2. To suffer a significant loss, defeat, or failure, especially in a financial or personal context.
1. The hurricane's powerful winds and waves wiped out entire coastal communities.

2. The stock market crash wiped out a large portion of their investments, causing financial hardship.
Wipe up Wiped up Wiped up Wiping up 1. To clean or remove a spill, mess, or liquid from a surface by using a cloth, paper towel, or absorbent material.

2. To address or resolve a problem, situation, or task quickly and efficiently.
1. She grabbed a paper towel to wipe up the spilled coffee from the table.

2. The team worked together to wipe up the unexpected issues that arose during the project, ensuring its success.
Wither away Withered away Withered away Withering away To gradually decline, weaken, or diminish over time, often to the point of disappearing or becoming insignificant. The old traditions withered away as modern practices took over.
Work around Worked around Worked around Working around 1. To find a solution or alternative approach to overcome a problem or obstacle.

2. To adapt to limitations or constraints by adjusting one's plans or methods.
1. Despite the technical issue, they managed to work around it and complete the project on time.

2. She had to work around her busy schedule to find time for her passion for painting.
Work at Worked at Worked at Working at 1. To make a consistent effort to improve or achieve something, often through dedication, practice, or persistence.

2. To be engaged in a particular job, task, or endeavor.
1. She has been working at her guitar skills for years to become a proficient musician.

2. He is currently working at a tech company as a software engineer, focusing on developing new applications.
Work in Worked in Worked in Working in 1. To include or incorporate something into a larger context or project.

2. To find time to engage in a particular activity alongside one's main responsibilities.
1. She decided to work in additional references to the report to support her argument.

2. Despite her busy schedule, she manages to work in some exercise by going for a run in the morning.
Work off Worked off Worked off Working off 1. To eliminate or reduce excess weight or calories through physical exercise or activity.

2. To dispel or alleviate negative emotions, stress, or tension by engaging in physical or mental activities.
1. After indulging in holiday treats, she decided to work off the extra calories at the gym.

2. He found that going for a long walk helped him work off the stress from a demanding day at work.
Work on Worked on Worked on Working on 1. To make an effort to improve or develop a particular skill, project, or aspect of oneself.

2. To be engaged in a task, project, or assignment with the goal of making progress or achieving success.
1. She has been working on her writing skills to become a better author.

2. They are currently working on a collaborative research project to advance scientific knowledge.
Work out Worked out Worked out Working out 1. To engage in physical exercise or fitness activities with the goal of improving one's health or physical condition.

2. To resolve or find a solution to a problem or situation through careful planning or effort.
1. He likes to work out at the gym three times a week to stay in shape.

2. They managed to work out the logistics of the event, ensuring it runs smoothly.
Work through Worked through Worked through Working through 1. To systematically address or solve a problem, challenge, or task by methodically examining and resolving each aspect or issue.

2. To deal with and overcome emotional or psychological difficulties or issues.
1. They decided to work through the complex equations step by step to find the solution.

2. After the loss of a loved one, she sought therapy to help her work through her grief and emotions.
Work up Worked up Worked up Working up 1. To build or develop something gradually, often by making continuous efforts or progress.

2. To generate or experience a particular emotional or physical state or condition.
1. She worked up her savings over several years to buy her dream home.

2. The intense discussion worked up his anger, leading to a heated argument with his colleague.
Worm out Wormed out Wormed out Worming out 1 To extract information or a confession from someone by persistent questioning or persuasion, often in a skillful or tricky manner.

2. To extricate oneself or someone else from a difficult or uncomfortable situation through cunning or manipulation, often involving deceit or evasion.
1. The detective managed to worm out the suspect's alibi after hours of questioning.

2. He tried to worm out of taking responsibility for the mistake, but his supervisor wasn't fooled.
Wrap around Wrapped around Wrapped around Wrapping around 1. To encircle something completely.

2. To be situated or to be placed around something.

3. To be attached to something and extend around it.
1. The vines wrapped around the tree trunk.

2. The houses were wrapped around the lake.

3. The bandage wrapped around his arm. to be arranged around something in a circle: The audience was wrapped around the stage.
Wrap in Wrapped in Wrapped in Wrapping in 1. To involve or engage someone in a particular activity, situation, or group.

2. To conceal or cover something with the intention of hiding or protecting it.
1. They decided to wrap in more members to join their charitable organization.

2. He wrapped the fragile item in bubble wrap to ensure it wouldn't get damaged during shipping.
Wrap up Wrapped up Wrapped up Wrapping up 1. To complete or finish something, often a task, project, or event.

2. To bundle or cover something using a material like paper, cloth, or plastic.
1. They aimed to wrap up the meeting within an hour to stay on schedule.

2. She wrapped up the gift in colorful paper and tied it with a ribbon for a festive look.
Wrestle with Wrestled with Wrestled with Wrestling with 1. To struggle or grapple with a problem, challenge, or difficult decision, often involving deep thought or inner conflict.

2. To engage in a physical struggle or contest, such as wrestling as a sport.
1. She had to wrestle with her conscience before making the ethical decision.

2. He's been wrestling with the decision to change careers for months, weighing the pros and cons carefully.
Write back Wrote back Written back Writing back 1. To respond to a letter, email, or communication by writing a reply.

2. To return a written document or piece of correspondence to its sender.
1. She promised to write back to her pen pal as soon as she received the letter.

2. The package was delivered to the wrong address, so the recipient wrote it back to the sender with a note explaining the error.
Write down Wrote down Written down Writing down 1. To record information, ideas, or notes on paper or in a document.

2. To reduce or lower something, such as a price or number, in writing.
1. She always carries a notebook to write down her thoughts and important details.

2. The manager decided to write down the product's price to attract more customers during the sale.
Write off Wrote off Written off Writing off 1. To declare something as a loss or uncollectible debt in accounting or finance.

2. To consider something or someone as unimportant or not worth further attention.

3. To destroy or damage a vehicle or object to the extent that it's no longer usable or repairable.
1. The company had to write off a significant amount of bad debt this quarter.

2. Don't write off his ideas so quickly; he might have something valuable to contribute.

3. The car was so badly damaged in the accident that it had to be written off as a total loss.
Write out Wrote out Written out Writing out 1. To write something in full or complete detail, often involving all necessary information or steps.

2. To write something by hand rather than type it.
1. She took the time to write out the instructions for assembling the furniture.

2. Instead of printing the labels, he prefers to write them out neatly by hand for a personal touch.
Write up Wrote up Written up Writing up 1. To create a detailed written report or document about something, often for official or formal purposes.

2. To write a positive review or appraisal of someone or something.
1. The journalist was tasked with writing up the news story about the recent events.

2. She wrote up a glowing recommendation for her colleague's outstanding performance at work.