cut off from

idiom

: to cause (someone or something) to be separate or alone from (someone or something)
an island nation geographically cut off from the rest of the world
She cut herself off from her family.

Examples of cut off from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dam’s destruction may mean another summer cut off from the sea, a bitter blow in a city already suffering from periodic Russian missile strikes and the loss of its port, with all but a few grain ships kept from setting sail by a Russian blockade. Marc Santora, New York Times, 21 June 2023 For entertainment use, however, Apple appears to have made inroads in another issue that has held back VR technology: feeling isolated and vulnerable because you’re cut off from the world. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 In another example, as a mass of cells grows in a fetus, those in the interior might get cut off from the oxygen-ferrying blood pulsing down capillaries, triggering them to produce and release chemicals that induce some of their neighbors to develop into blood-vessel-forming cells. Philip Ball, Scientific American, 18 Apr. 2023 Others, traumatized by violence, saw the barriers as a price worth paying for their safety. Businesses, cut off from customers, were forced to close, and many people lost their jobs. Nazih Osseiran, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Mar. 2023 As businesses shut down and people — cut off from the physical world — retreated more deeply into their digital lives, tech stocks soared. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 24 Jan. 2023 Within months, the country was effectively cut off from the global financial system. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, 24 Oct. 2022 Iranians have been cut off from the internet and social media as police violently crack down on protests in the streets. Paul Best, Fox News, 6 Oct. 2022 The residents of El-Geneina have for weeks been trapped and stranded within the city, cut off from basic needs like water and vital health services. Celine Alkhaldi, CNN, 17 May 2023

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“Cut off from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20off%20from. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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