Definition of write off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

write off

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    write somethingoff

     
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  1. 1(business) to cancel a debt; to recognize that something is a failure, has no value, etc. to write off a debt/an investment related noun write-off
  2. 2to take away an amount of money from the total you must pay in tax Charitable donations can be written off on your taxes.

write somebody/somethingoff (as something)

 
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to decide that someone or something is a failure or not worth paying any attention to synonym dismiss, write-off
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: write off