Examples of sever in a Sentence
He severed the lowest tree limbs.
His finger was severed in the accident.
Activists are asking the government to sever all diplomatic relations with the country.
Recent Examples of sever from the Web
First there was widespread speculation Brexit Secretary David Davis would quit over her timetable for severing the U.K. from European Union customs rules.
When Bilyana, who was in her early 20's, tried to intervene, her father swung the axe at her, severing her hand in half.
If you're partnered, revelations during this full moon may define the future of your bond: Will it be strengthened or severed?
My right leg was shattered, and my femoral artery severed.
The Woman in Green. 625 S. Fourth St., 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off.
According to the lawsuit, an alligator emerged from a lagoon on the premises and grabbed a golfer, severing his arm.
This continuous feedback allows the brain to finely control movement, but in the traditional amputation procedure, these connections are severed.
The new opportunities became available last spring when Qualcomm’s naming rights deal for the stadium ended and when the Chargers football team severed their stadium lease, which had given the team control over advertising and the skyboxes.
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Synonym Discussion of sever
- separated her personal life from her career
- vowed never to part
- civil war divided the nation
- a severed limb
- a city sundered by racial conflict
- cannot divorce scientific research from moral responsibility
SEVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sever for English Language Learners
: to cut off (something) : to remove or separate (something) by cutting
: to end (a relationship, connection, etc.) completely
SEVER Defined for Kids
legal Definition of sever
severanceplay \ˈse-vrəns, -və-rens\ noun
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