Definition of write something down in English:

write something down

Reduce the nominal value of stock or goods.
More example sentences
  • The stocks had been written down and a book profit was realisable.
  • As a result, over $82 million of borrowings were written down to $20 million and the company will be able to keep going for another bit.
  • How far those assets have been written down over the years, no one knows.
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