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1. phrasal verb
When you write out something fairly long such as a report or a list, you write it on paper. [VP n] ⇒ We had to write out a list of ten jobs we'd like to do. [V n P] ⇒ The application form is important. Sit down and write it out properly.
2. phrasal verb
If a character in a drama series is written out, he or she is taken out of the series. [beV-ed P + of] ⇒ When Angie was written out of 'Eastenders' her character went to Spain to open a bar. [V n Pof n] ⇒ Maybe soon the scriptwriters will have to write her out of the series. [Also V n P]