write someone/something off


write someone/something off
1 they have had to write off loans: FORGET ABOUT, disregard, give up on, cancel, annul, wipe out.
2 he wrote off his new car: WRECK, smash up, crash, destroy, demolish, ruin; N. Amer. informal total.
3 who would write off a player of his stature?: DISREGARD, dismiss, ignore.
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  • write something off — 1》 (write someone/thing off) dismiss someone or something as insignificant. 2》 cancel the record of a bad debt; acknowledge the failure to recover an asset. 3》 Brit. damage a vehicle so badly that it cannot be repaired. → write …   English new terms dictionary

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