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
Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in police custody in 2015 when his neck was severed inside a police van.
Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West, FL on Sunday morning, Floridians hustled to make final preparations in case the storm severed an of the critical transportation, communication, and power lines that keep modern life humming.
Mercer is also selling his stake in conservative news outlet Breitbart News to his daughters and severing ties with controversial alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.
An individual with knowledge of the situation told EW Wednesday that Warner Bros. was severing ties with Ratner as his first-look deal with the studio had expired and would not be renewed.
The hit-and-run driver who police say severed the spine of a 50-year-old grandmother after crashing into her truck, leading to her death, has been arrested.
Per the website, Coulapides’ T3 and T4 vertebrae were crushed, his sternum fractured and spinal cord severed, which has resulted in paralysis from the chest down.
During the maneuver, the roughly 30-ton vehicle appears to have run over a gas line, severing it with its treads, and the line then somehow ignited.
In 2010, a mountain goat in Olympic National Park gored a 63-year-old hiker and severed an artery.
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Synonymsbreak up, decouple, disassociate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, ramify, resolve, separate, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke
Antonymsjoin, link, unify, unite
Related Wordsbreak down, decompose, disassemble, disintegrate, dissolve; bifurcate, bisect, cleave, dichotomize, dissect, fractionalize, fractionate, halve, partition, quarter, segment, subdivide, trisect; fragment, fragmentate, fragmentize; break, fracture, pull, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, tear; cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester; detach, disengage, disentangle, unravel, untie
Near Antonymsassemble, associate, blend, combine, mingle, mix; connect, couple; accumulate, agglutinate, attach, bind, cement, close, fasten, fuse, knit, stick, weld
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
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severanceplay \ˈse-vrəns, -və-rens\ noun
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