write off (2)
Meaning: to damage a vehicle so badly that it cannot be repairedSynonym: wreck
- write off sth After writing off three cars in two years, you'd think that Gerry would start driving a bit more carefully.
- write sth off Tommy borrowed his parents car, and then wrote it off in an accident. His parents were not happy with him.
write off (2): vehicle, car, truck, motorbike, speedboat, jet-ski
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Max wrote off his brand new Ferrari in