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Write off   /raɪt ɔf/   Listen
Write off

verb
1.
Concede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody.
2.
Write something fluently, and without hesitation.
3.
Cancel (a debt).
4.
Reduce the estimated value of something.  Synonyms: expense, write down.






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"Write off" Quotes from Famous Books



... and his notebooks were overlooked until this year. We have 18,000 men, and their families, on Darkover now, Jay. Frankly, if we lose too many of them, we're going to have to pull out of Darkover—the big brass on Terra will write off the loss of a garrison of professional traders, but not of a whole Trade City colony. That's not even mentioning the prestige we'll lose if our much-vaunted Terran medical sciences can't save Darkover from an epidemic. ...
— The Planet Savers • Marion Zimmer Bradley

... foot of oak and pine and maple; he knew the railroad rates per ton on carload lots; he knew why it is cheaper in the long run to set transplants in sod-land instead of seeding it; he knew what per cent to write off for damage done by the pine weevil, he reveled in complicated statistics as to the actual cost per thousand for chopping, skidding, drawing, sawing logs. He laughed at Sylvia's attempts to best him, ...
— The Bent Twig • Dorothy Canfield



Words linked to "Write off" :   acknowledge, pen, compose, cancel, write, write-off, admit, depreciate, indite, strike down



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