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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

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  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.
    1. a.
      to accept that you will not receive money that you hoped someone would give back
      The money they have spent will have to be written off.
  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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