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noun cut·off \ˈkət-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of cutoff

  • : the act of stopping the movement or supply of something

  • : the time when something must be done or completed

  • cutoffs : short pants that are made from long pants by cutting off the legs at the knees or higher

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cutoff

  1. 1 :  the act or action of cutting off

  2. 2 a :  the new and relatively short channel formed when a stream cuts through the neck of an oxbow b :  shortcut 1 c :  a channel made to straighten a stream

  3. 3 :  a device for cutting off

  4. 4 a :  something cut off b plural :  shorts originally made from jeans with the legs cut off at the knees or higher

  5. 5 :  the point, date, or period for a cutoff



Examples of cutoff in a sentence

  1. a cutoff of the water supply

  2. The cutoff for new applications is next Wednesday.


First Known Use of cutoff


Rhymes with cutoff

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