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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywrite off
he/she/itwrites off
present participlewriting off
past tensewrote off
past participlewritten off

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    [transitive] to say officially that someone does not have to pay an amount of money

    The U.S. government agreed to write off debts of $170 billion.

  2. 3

    write off


    write away

    [intransitive] to write to an organization asking for something
    write off for:

    Why don't you write off for more details?

  3. 4
    [transitive] to say that something is not worth anything, for example a machine used to make something

    After five years you can write the equipment off for tax.

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