charge off


charged off; charging off; charges off

transitive verb

: to treat as a loss or expense
charge-off noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, the lender can charge off an auto loan earlier. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 Lenders most commonly charge off car debt for tax purposes. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 Banks normally charge off loans after borrowers are over 180 days in late payments. Mayra Rodriguez Valladares, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 Weatherford College pitcher Owen Woodward charge off the mound and level him with a violent blow to the midsection. CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 Spreen took charge off the opening tip, scoring BNL's first seven points, then assisting on a Madisyn Bailey layup that gave the Stars a 9-4 lead midway through the first. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Dec. 2021 Colby Wooden returns to anchor the group after leading Auburn in tackles for loss last season, while transfers Marcus Harris and Tony Fair will start on the interior, and Derick Hall will lead the charge off the edge. Tom Green |, al, 3 Sep. 2021 The scammer was going to take that charge off but somehow ended up putting $3,499.99 into Larry's account, which Larry could see on his computer screen. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2021 Jackson also expressed caution about the desire for charges and pointed to a grand jury’s February decision not to charge off-duty Cleveland police officer Jose Garcia for fatally shooting 22-year-old Desmond Franklin in April 2020. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 3 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of charge off was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Charge off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

charge off

transitive verb
: 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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