power cut


: a period of time when there is no electricity in a building or area

Examples of power cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As of Tuesday evening, Evergy reported that 95% of power cut during weekend storms has been restored. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 21 May 2024 Stewart said the workers on the bridge, who were taking a break in their vehicles at the time of the collapse, were not warned about the approach of the Dali, the massive cargo ship drifting toward the bridge after its power cut out. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 16 Apr. 2024 The Cannes Film Festival managed to avoid pensions reform’s protests and a power cut during its entire duration, but Palme d’Or winning director Justine Triet made up for both with a fiery political speech that took aim at the French government. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 28 May 2023 Apple via David Nield Having a laptop at hand (and fully charged) is clearly going to be of more use in a power cut than a desktop computer. David Nield, WIRED, 9 July 2023 Five years later, the 72-year-old’s story remains at the heart of efforts to prevent others in Arizona from having their power cut off, leaving them without life-saving air conditioning in temperatures that have topped 110 degrees on every day this month. Anita Snow, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 With the power cut, a generator pumped running water to the building for only an hour a day. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 4 May 2023 The commission kept the price at the $9,000 cap for four days as the state saw power cut off to nearly half of Texans on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ power grid. Philip Jankowski, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023 The current power cut has already lasted ten hours today. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 24 Feb. 2023

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“Power cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20cut. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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