What does ‘write’ mean?

The word ‘write’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to put letters on paper with a pen or to compose.

For example:

  • Sienna is writting a birthday card for her best friend. (put pen to paper)
  • I wrote this song just for you. (compose)

Write is an irregular verb. The past tense is wrote and the past participle is written.

phrasal verbs with write

Phrasal verbs with ‘write’ include:

  • Write down (make notes)
  • Write in (send an email/text)
  • Write off (cancel)
  • Write out (write something in full)
  • Write up (write the finished/complete version)
phrasal verbs with write

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘write’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with write - write down
phrasal verbs with write - write in
phrasal verbs with write - write off
phrasal verbs with write - write out
phrasal verbs with write - write up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with write below.

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