3 write off writes off; writing off; wrote off; written off
If you write someone or something off, you decide that they are unimportant or useless and that they are not worth further serious attention.
He is fed up with people writing him off because of his age.
His critics write him off as too cautious to succeed.
Most voters care more about jobs and therefore the Government can write off voters motivated by environmental issues.
These people are difficult to write off as malingering employees.
As little as 10 years ago this incriminating kiss would have been written off as eccentricity or exuberance. Now, it's a police matter.