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write sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with write   /raɪt/ (wrote, written or old use writ) us  

(MONEY)

to accept that an amount of money has been lost or that a debt will not be paid: The World Bank is being urged to write off debts from developing countries.

(VEHICLE)

UK to damage a vehicle so badly that it cannot be repaired: His car was completely written off in the accident.
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