Definition of write-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  1. 1(British English) a vehicle that has been so badly damaged in an accident that it is not worth spending money to repair it She survived the crash with minor injuries, but the car was a write-off. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents
  2. 2[singular] (informal) a period of time during which you do not achieve anything With meetings and phone calls, yesterday was a complete write-off.
  3. 3write-off (of something) (business) an act of cancelling a debt and accepting that it will never be paid
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: write-off

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