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

Examples of charge off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 | Tgreen@al.com, 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 The Oregon customer, Phillip, says Ziply agreed to take the $10 router-rental charge off his bill—but not right away. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 3 June 2020 No pressure to gather gear, packs and guns and charge off in search of prey, never mind breakfast or the soothing embrace of the campfire relieving the morning chill. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2020 This means that charging off of many newer devices doesn’t require an adapter, whereas the other models only came with the more old school USB-A cords. Will Egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, 28 Apr. 2020 Moreover, the canaries in the coal mine—borrowers who aren’t yet charged off, but who are running behind with payments—don’t suggest any imminent danger either. Telis Demos, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020 To improve my credit score, what’s the best way to clean up debt that has been charged off? Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2019

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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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11 Sep 2021

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“Charge off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charge%20off. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for charge off

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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