- 1v + adv→ write away
- 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1(Finance) (debt/loan)to write something off to bad debts2.2pasar algo a cuentas incobrables(assets)2.3 (consider beyond repair)(insurer)2.4 (damage beyond repair)declarar siniestro total(British English)2.5 (consider a failure, disregard)hacer polvo [colloquial](marriage/project/career)the project was written off as a failuredar por perdidoafter this scandal, he can be written off as a serious challengerse estimó que el proyecto había sido un fracasocon este escándalo, puede decirse que queda descartado como contendiente
Definition of write off in:
- 1.1 (Finance)cancelación (feminine) de una deuda(considerada incobrable)Example sentences1.2 (something beyond repair) See examples: the car was a write-off
their marriage is a write-offel coche fue declarado un siniestro total or [colloquial] quedó hecho chatarrasu matrimonio es un fracaso
- Most banks enjoy a high quality credit rate, so write-offs of bad debts are not common - which means that when they happen, the banks notice them all the more.
- In the event of a loan write-off, the income tax ‘deducted’ is not available as a credit to the borrower.
- It is taking a one-off hit of $10m to cover redundancy payments, inventory write-offs and bad debt.
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