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write-off

[rahyt-awf, -of] /ˈraɪtˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a cancellation from the accounts as a loss.
2.
an uncollectable account.
3.
a reduction in book value; depreciation.
4.
Informal. a person or thing that is given up as hopeless or pointless:
Joe's college career is a write-off.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; noun use of verb phrase write off
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