charge off

verb

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 \ noun

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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 If the debt hasn’t been charged off yet, ask to reduce your payment temporarily in order to stay current. Washington Post, "Ask Brianna: How do I get my student loans back on course?," 17 Oct. 2017 The younger Moore may have benefited from the assistance of top-shelf attorneys, and has enrolled in programs for young people and first-time offenders that kept certain charges off his record. Amy Yurkanin, AL.com, "Recent arrest puts Caleb Moore's criminal record in the spotlight," 13 Oct. 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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