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shut off

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shut off

  1. 1 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <threatened to shut off peace talks if the other side kept making unreasonable demands> Synonyms break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, stopRelated Words complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  2. 2 to cause to stop functioning <shut off the computer to save electricity> Synonyms kill, deactivate, turn offRelated Words flick (off); dismantle, mothball, phase out; arrest, brake, chock, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stickNear Antonyms charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, rechargeAntonyms activate, actuate, crank (up), drive, move, propel, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on




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