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Words nearby charge-off
Definition for charge off (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), charged, charg·ing.
verb (used without object), charged, charg·ing.
- electric charge.
- the process of charging a storage battery.
- to write off as an expense or loss.
- to attribute to: I charged off the blunder to inexperience.
- to agitate, stimulate, or excite: a fiery speaker who can charge up an audience.
- to put or be under the influence of narcotic drugs.
Origin of charge
SYNONYMS FOR charge
OTHER WORDS FROM chargecharge·less, adjectiveself-charg·ing, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for charge off
- an onrush, attack, or assault
- the call to such an attack in battle
- a cartridge or shell
- the explosive required to discharge a firearm or other weapon
- an amount of explosive material to be detonated at any one time
- the attribute of matter by which it responds to electromagnetic forces responsible for all electrical phenomena, existing in two forms to which the signs negative and positive are arbitrarily assigned
- a similar property of a body or system determined by the extent to which it contains an excess or deficiency of electrons
- a quantity of electricity determined by the product of an electric current and the time for which it flows, measured in coulombs
- the total amount of electricity stored in a capacitor
- the total amount of electricity held in an accumulator, usually measured in ampere-hoursSymbol: q, Q
- having responsibility for
- US under the care of
Word Origin for charge
Scientific definitions for charge off
Idioms and Phrases with charge off (1 of 2)
Hurriedly depart, run away, as in After a few minutes, she charged off to the next exhibit. This term alludes to the military meaning of charge, “attack impetuously.” [Early 1500s]
Also, charge against. Consider or count as an accounting loss or expense, as in I'm charging off this purchase to overhead, or Let's charge the new computer against office supplies. [Late 1800s] Also see write off.
Attribute to, blame something for, as in We can charge off these errors to inexperience.
Idioms and Phrases with charge off (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with charge
- charge off
- charge up
- charge with
- carrying charge
- get a bang (charge) out of
- in charge
- in charge of
- take charge