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a cancellation from the accounts as a loss.
an uncollectable account.
a reduction in book value; depreciation.
a person or thing that is given up as hopeless or pointless:
Joe's college career is a write-off.
noun use of verb phrase
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British Dictionary definitions for
to cancel (a bad debt or obsolete asset) from the accounts
to consider (a transaction, etc) as a loss or set off (a loss) against revenues
to depreciate (an asset) by periodic charges
to charge (a specified amount) against gross profits as depreciation of an asset
to cause or acknowledge the complete loss of
to send a written order for (something):
she wrote off for a brochure
) to damage (something, esp a car) beyond repair
the act of cancelling a bad debt or obsolete asset from the accounts
the bad debt or obsolete asset cancelled
the amount cancelled against gross profits, corresponding to the book value of the bad debt or obsolete asset
) something damaged beyond repair, esp a car
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