write down
verb Date: 1588 transitive verb 1. to record in written form 2. a. to depreciate, disparage, or injure by writing b. to reduce in status, rank, or value; especially to reduce the book value of intransitive verb to write so as to appeal to a lower level of taste, comprehension, or intelligence

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