noun Date: 1932 1. a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate 2. a candidate whose name is written in

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • write in — (something) to send a letter or electronic message to an organization or business. A lot of customers write in their complaints and get nothing from the company in response. Write in today and let us know what you think …   New idioms dictionary

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  • write-in — n AmE a vote you give to someone by writing their name on your ↑ballot paper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • write-in — noun count AMERICAN an extra name that a voter adds to a BALLOT (=the piece of paper on which you vote) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • write-in — write′ in n. cvb gov a candidate or vote for a candidate not listed on the printed ballot but written onto it by the voter • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • write in — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you write in to an organization, you send them a letter. [V P] What s the point in writing in when you only print half the letter anyway?... [V P to n] So there s another thing that you might like to write in to this programme… …   English dictionary

  • write in — phrasal verb Word forms write in : present tense I/you/we/they write in he/she/it writes in present participle writing in past tense wrote in past participle written in 1) [intransitive] to write to an organization, for example because you want… …   English dictionary

  • write in — verb a) To write a letter to, e.g. a publication. If you have any questions, you can write in at the following address. b) To fill in something required, by writing. Dont forget to write in your details on the paper …   Wiktionary

  • write-in — /ruyt in /, n. 1. a candidate or vote for a candidate not listed on the printed ballot but written onto it by the voter: Write ins may swing the election. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or for such a candidate or vote or a ballot so marked: a write… …   Universalium

  • write-in — noun a) A candidate whose name is not listed on the ballot b) A vote made for a candidate who is a write in. See Also: write in …   Wiktionary

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