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charge off

to move quickly or run away. He got angry and charged off. Juan charged off to talk to the boss.
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charge off

1. 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]
2. 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.
3. Attribute to, blame something for, as in We can charge off these errors to inexperience.
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