Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “write sth off”

write sth off

phrasal verb with write
 
 
/raɪt/ verb (past tense wrote, past participle written)
MONEY to accept that an amount of money has been lost or will never be paid to you: to write off debtsBorrowing, lending and debt
VEHICLE UK to damage a vehicle so badly that it cannot be repairedAccidents involving vehicles
(Definition of write sth off from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “write sth off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

nip

to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More