write off
transitive verb phrase
1. (to consider unimportant) 
The party leaders should write Heather off as a potential candidate.Los líderes del partido deberían considerar a Heather acabada como candidata potencial.
b. descartar 
Manuel wrote off the ABC company as a supplier for his business.Manuel descartó la empresa ABC como proveedor de su negocio.
2. (to consider a lost cause) 
a. desechar 
I was ready to write him off as a kook, but then he said something that actually made sense.Estaba listo para desecharlo por excéntrico, pero luego dijo algo que realmente tenía sentido.
3. (to cancel a debt) 
a. cancelar 
The bank wrote off George's car loan after he failed to pay for ten years.El banco canceló el préstamo del auto de George después de estar sin pagar diez años.
4. (to consider a failure) 
After two years without any profit, I've decided to write off the San Juan branch and close it up.Después de dos años sin ningún beneficio, he decidido dar por perdida la sucursal de San Juan y cerrarla.
5. (to deduct) 
a. desgravar 
Anita wrote off $15,000 in mortgage interest last year.Anita desgravó $15,000 en intereses hipotecarios el año pasado.
6. (to consider a total loss) 
The insurance company wrote off Gene's car. It would cost more to fix it than it's worth.La aseguradora declaró el auto de Gene siniestro total; costaría más repararlo que lo que vale.
7. (to amortize) 
a. amortizar 
Bob will write off a seventh of the cost of the tractor each year.Bob amortizará un séptimo del costo del tractor cada año.
8. (to wreck) (United Kingdom) 
a. destrozar 
Gavin is a terrible driver. By the time he was 22 he had already written off four cars.Gavin es un conductor terrible, a la edad de 22 años ya había destrozado cuatro autos.
intransitive verb phrase
9. (to send away for) 
Alex wrote off for a special safe to be shipped from Switzerland.Alex escribió pidiendo que se enviara una caja fuerte especial desde Suiza.
write off
transitive verb phrase
1. (debt) 
a. condonar 
2. (colloquial) 
a. cargarse (car) 
b. dar en la madre (Mexico) 
c. hacer bolsa (River Plate) 
3. (colloquial) 
a. descartar (person) 
to w somebody off as a has-beenconsiderar que alguien está acabado
intransitive verb
4. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
to w off for somethingescribir pidiendo algo
write off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
to write off for [+information, application form, details, goods] escribir pidiendo
transitive verb
1 (Economics) [+debt] cancelar (por considerarla incobrable)
moves to cancel and write off debts in developing countries they wrote off £20,000
to write £1000 off for depreciation amortizar 1000 libras por depreciación; to write sth off against tax desgravar algo de los impuestos
the new tax concessions will allow investors to write off their expenditure against taxable profits a taxi ride is the only extravagance that you're ever likely to be able to write off against expenses if brothels were legalised, the number of things a prostitute could write off against tax would be phenomenal. Leather, chains, rope, underwear - the list is endless
2 [+vehicle] [+insurer] declarar siniestro total; [+driver] destrozar
the car had to be written off el coche fue declarado siniestro total; he has just written off his new car acaba de tener un accidente con el coche nuevo y ha quedado destrozado
the insurance company decided to write off his car our car was written off in a smash with a drunk driver
3 (reject) [+idea, scheme] desechar
he had been written off [as] a failure you can't ever write someone off as finished in politics an article in which he wrote off astrology as nonsense
to write sth off as a total loss considerar algo como totalmente perdido; I've written off the whole thing as a dead loss ese asunto lo considero un fracaso que es mejor olvidar; it would be unwise to write off the former minister just yet sería prematuro considerar acabado al anterior ministro; many people wrote them off as cranks mucha gente los rechazó considerándolos unos chalados
4 (write quickly) [+letter, postcard] escribir (rápidamente)
so I wrote off a letter to my MP
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