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To write something



to use a pen to make words, numbers, or symbols

set down

to write something on a piece of paper so that it will not be forgotten and can be looked at later



to write something, especially when this involves thinking carefully about it

dash off

to write or draw something quickly because you are in a hurry

copy down

to write exactly what someone has written or said



to write, type, or record something exactly as it was said

get down

to write something somewhere



to write something quickly and carelessly



to write something down so that you will have a record of it

put pen to paper

to start writing something

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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