cut off

verb

Definition of cut off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring to an untimely end

  3. 2 :  to stop the passage of cut off communications

  4. 3 :  shut off, bar the river cut off their retreat

  5. 4 :  discontinue, terminate cut off a subscription

  6. 5 :  separate, isolate cut herself off from her family

  7. 6 :  disinherit threatened to cut him off without a penny

  8. 7a :  to stop the operation of :  turn off cut off the engineb :  to stop or interrupt while in communication the operator cut me off

  9. intransitive verb
  10. :  to cease operating

Examples of cut off in a sentence

  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

14th Century

First Known Use of cut off

14th century



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