Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
It would bedangerous political folly to write off as insignificant the revival of nazi-type extremism in Germany.
write off = disregard
We'll have to write off the arrangement if we can't find the money for it
write off = cancel
Cross out the last two names, they're not members any more.
cross out = cancel
Thanks for your efforts.
I wouldn't write off an arrangement if I couldn't raise the money. You write off debts when there's no hope of recovering the money- if you can't raise it, you haven't made a loss and I think writing off involves some loss.