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
By inserting the gene for Cas9 into an organism, together with genetic material that instructs a cell to produce the correct guide RNA, biologists can therefore use CRISPR-Cas9 to sever a genome at a specific point.
Perren pounded the shovel with a hammer to sever the frozen rope.
Ron Dennis has formally severed his ties with McLaren.
In an appearance on Hannity, Lara discussed the controversial photo of Kathy Griffin holding a depiction of the president’s severed head.
Documents published Thursday purport to show how the Central Intelligence Agency has used USB drives to infiltrate computers so sensitive they are severed from the Internet to prevent them from being infected.
The invisible information tether between the AIM-120 and the fighter that fired it can be severed if an enemy floods the same frequencies with white noise.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, and Yemen—to sever ties with Qatar over its alleged support of extremist groups.
The first Concert in the Park scheduled for the previous week was canceled due to possible sever weather.
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Synonym Discussion of sever
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
Definition of sever for Students
: to cut off … the sword … severed the tip of his tail. — Brian Jacques, Redwall
Legal Definition of sever
1 : to end (a joint tenancy) by ending one or all of the unities of time, title, possession, or interest (as by conveying one tenant's interest to another party)
2 : to separate (as a contract) into different parts (as independent obligations) in order to treat each separately
3a : to try (criminal offenses or defendants) separately in order to avoid prejudice b : to split (a criminal trial) into multiple trials in order to avoid prejudice c : to try (civil claims or issues pleaded in the same case) separately
severance\ˈse-vrəns, -və-rens\ play noun
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