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shut off

verb

Definition of shut off

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to close off :  separate —usually used with from <shut off from the rest of the world>

    2. 2a :  to cut off (as flow or passage) :  stop <shuts off the oxygen supply>b :  to stop the operation of (as a machine) <shut the motor off>

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to cease operating :  stop <shuts off automatically>



    Examples of shut off

    1. <threatened to shut off peace talks if the other side kept making unreasonable demands>

    2. <shut off the computer to save electricity>



    1818

    First Known Use of shut off

    1818


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