saw off

Definition of saw off

:to remove (something) by cutting it with a saw
  • She sawed off the branch.

Word by Word Definitions

saw play
  1. : past tense of see

  1. : a hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (such as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk

  1. : to cut with a saw

  2. : to produce or form by cutting with a saw

  3. : to slash as though with a saw

  1. : maxim, proverb

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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