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write-offnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɑɪtˌɔf/
a change in a company's accounts when it has lost money: After write-offs, taxes, and government transfers were deducted, the phone company found itself deeply in debt.
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write-offnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈraɪtɒf/
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING an amount of money that has been lost, for example, from a bad investment or a debt that will never be paid, shown as a loss in a company's accounts: asset/bad-debt/goodwill write-offs The credit card company projected that bad-debt write-offs would be $4.9 billion. charitable/tax write-offs
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UK INSURANCE a vehicle that is too damaged to repair: Her car is a complete write-off.
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