Definition of write–off
1 : an elimination of an item from the books of account
2a : a reduction in book value of an item (as by way of depreciation)b : a tax deduction of an amount of depreciation, expense, or loss
3 chiefly British : something (as a damaged vehicle) or someone regarded or conceded as a loss
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