cut off

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

cut off

verb

Definition of CUT OFF

transitive verb
1
:  to bring to an untimely end
2
:  to stop the passage of <cut off communications>
3
:  shut off, bar <the river cut off their retreat>
4
:  discontinue, terminate <cut off a subscription>
5
:  separate, isolate <cut herself off from her family>
6
:  disinherit <threatened to cut him off without a penny>
7
a :  to stop the operation of :  turn off <cut off the engine>
b :  to stop or interrupt while in communication <the operator cut me off>
intransitive verb
:  to cease operating

Examples of CUT OFF

  1. <the majority party cut off debate and forced a vote on the bill>
  2. <the dog cut off the one sheep that had to be sheared>

First Known Use of CUT OFF

14th century

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