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    Default phrasal with write

    Do you have any such phrasal verb to say: 'to write so much on a paper that there is no room for any other writing'?
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    I wrote the paper (over, down or anything).
    Last edited by mmasny; 10-Feb-2010 at 00:30. Reason: to make it clearer

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    Default Re: phrasal with write

    "I filled up the page."

    I can't think of anything that specifically uses the verb "write".

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    Default Re: phrasal with write

    So the page was all filled up? Well, I would probably say so, but with a feeling of shame, that I didn't manage to find a proper word. That's the pain of having your mother tongue written down deep in mind. I often feel that something doesn't sound good because it would not sound good in Polish :-/

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    Default Re: phrasal with write

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi mmasny,

    Here are cited a few collocations of “write”:

    write home about = {v. phr.} to become especially enthusiastic or excited about; boast about

    Mary's trip to the World's Fair was something to write home about.

    Joe did a good enough job of painting but it was nothing to write home about.

    That was a dinner worth writing home about!" said Bill coming out of the restaurant

    write off = {v. phr.} 1. to remove (an amount) from a business record; cancel (a debt); accept as a loss.

    If a customer dies when he owes the store money, the store must often write it off.

    write off = {v. phr.} 2. to accept (a loss or trouble) and not worry anymore about it; forget

    Mr. Brown had so much trouble with the new TV set that he finally wrote it off and bought a new one.

    Jim's mistake cost him time and money, but he wrote it off to experience.

    write off = {v. phr.} 3.to say that (something) will fail or not be good; believe worthless

    Just because the boys on the team are young, don't write the team off.

    write out = write in complete form; make a clean copy of

    You have to write out fair that rough copy.

    write down = set down in writing, record

    Please write down your new address and phone number.

    write down = write in a simple or condescending style

    These science texts are written down for high-school students.

    write up = 1. write a report or description, as for publication; give a full account of; to write the story of; describe in writing

    Reporters from many newspapers are here to write up the game.

    The magazine is writing up the life of the President.

    write up = 2. to put something thought or talked about into writing; finish writing (something)

    John took notes of what the teacher said in class and he wrote them up when he got home.

    The author had an idea for a story when he saw the old house, and he wrote it up later.

    write in = 1. communicate with an organization by mail

    They asked viewers to write in with their opinions and suggestions.

    write in = 2. insert in a text or document

    Please don't write in your corrections on the printed pages, but list them separately.

    write in = 3. cast a vote by inserting a name not listed on the ballot

    He asked them to write in his name as a candidate.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 10-Feb-2010 at 17:10.

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    Default Re: phrasal with write

    Thanks for your effort. It is not what I was asking for, but still, I've learned something new.

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