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Definition of write-off noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] (informal) a period of time during which you do not achieve anything With meetings and phone calls, yesterday was a complete write-off.
  2. 2write-off (of something) (business) an act of canceling a debt and accepting that it will never be paid
  3. 3an amount by which the money you have to pay can be reduced You can get a tax write-off for some home improvements.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: write-off