Definition of cutoff
1 : the act or action of cutting off
2a : the new and relatively short channel formed when a stream cuts through the neck of an oxbowb : shortcut 1c : a channel made to straighten a stream
3 : a device for cutting off
4a : something cut offb cutoffs plural : shorts originally made from jeans with the legs cut off at the knees or higher
5 : the point, date, or period for a cutoff
Examples of cutoff in a Sentence
a cutoff of the water supply
The cutoff for new applications is next Wednesday.
Recent Examples of cutoff from the Web
Refugee resettlement agencies say the State Department has given them updated instructions on President Trump's travel ban that extends the cutoff date for refugee admissions.
Centrists from states that expanded Medicaid health insurance for the poor under Obama’s law are battling to ease the bill’s cutoff of that expansion, and to make the measure’s federal subsidies more generous for people losing Medicaid coverage.
Schebler ran down the ball, threw it quickly to Gennett, the cutoff man, who got it to Barnhart for the tag at home.
Gordon raced home and beat the throw from cutoff man Troy Tulowitzki as the 38,848 fans roared their approval.
The bill would provide subsidies for people making up to 350 percent of the poverty level, rather than the 400 percent cutoff in Obamacare.
Typically the RSVP cutoff date is a month before the event, so this should work up until a week before the event date.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated Thursday that a 60-year-old earning just above the cutoff would lose at least $3,000 annually in subsidies.
Summer is here, which means school's out and everyone's swapping their jeans and sneakers for cutoffs and sandals.
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First Known Use of cutoff
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Definition of cutoff for English Language Learners
: 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
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