write off for (something)

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of write off for (something)

chiefly British
: to make a request for (something) by sending a letter
  • She wrote off for a free sample.

Word by Word Definitions

write play
  1. : to form (characters, symbols, etc.) on a surface with an instrument (such as a pen)

  2. : to form (words) by inscribing characters or symbols on a surface

  3. : to spell in writing

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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