charge off

verb
charged off; charging off; charges off

Definition of charge off

transitive verb

: to treat as a loss or expense

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Other Words from charge off

charge-off \ ˈchärj-​ˌȯf How to pronounce charge-off (audio) \ noun

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Vaughn charged off the mound and scooped up the ball, and with no chance of throwing Thorpe out at first, flipped the ball to catcher Art Wilson in a desperate attempt to get a sliding Kopf. Mark Schmetzer, Cincinnati.com, "Top games in Cincinnati Reds history: No. 38 – A pitcher's duel for the ages in 1917," 12 June 2019 This is all good news for Farage, who has capitalized on the boredom most Brits feel with the one-story news-cycle and formed his own Brexit Party to charge off the cliff. Tina Brown, Time, "Tina Brown: How Britain Lost the Plot Over Brexit," 6 June 2019 As phones and laptops continue to move away from replaceable batteries, charging off a backup is your only on-the-go option. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "This Battery's Like an Outlet in Your Backpack—And It Only Gets Better From Here," 8 July 2015 Who, charging off into the world like that, would take the messy detail of a radio over simple singing? Nitsuh Abebe, New York Times, "New Sentences: From Jesse Ball’s ‘Census’," 20 June 2018 The group charged off down the hill, toward what Mount Auburn regulars call Spectacle Pond. Eric Boodman, STAT, "A career in biotech brought success. Then the birds came calling," 24 May 2018 Metro will charge off-peak fares throughout the day. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Metro will run extra trains for ‘March for Our Lives’ and cherry blossom festival opening," 8 Mar. 2018 Reserve unit steps up Simpson led the charge off the bench, delivering 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Dargan Southard, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball uses 3-point barrage to run past Iowa, 75-68," 2 Jan. 2018 Our impatient progeny charged off, on track to conquer every spine-chilling waterslide. Anne Calcagno, chicagotribune.com, "On an action-packed Bahamas vacation, off the beach and into high gear," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of charge off

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of charge off was in 1892

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charge off

transitive verb

Legal Definition of charge off

: to treat as a loss or expense specifically : to deduct as a bad debt part of the debt is charged off Code of Federal Regulations

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