jot (something) down

To "jot something down" means to write a short note. For example, in a meeting at work you might "jot down" a question that you want to ask someone later.

As with other separable phrasal verbs, the word "down" can go in two different places. It can go at the end:

I jotted it down.

Or it can go after "jot":

Can you jot down your phone number?

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