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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 US 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 £500 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. 5
    [transitive] to reduce the value of something that you or your business owns to avoid paying too much tax on it
    After five years you can write the equipment off for tax.
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