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
Alexis Kirkendall, whose testimony helped sever Calderon's parental rights, continues working as a therapist at the Easter Seals Blake Foundation, a DCS contractor.
Detectives found the boy’s severed feet, wrapped in plastic, in a freezer at Aron’s home, about 2 miles (3 km) from the boy’s home.
Most demanded that Griffin, raised in the People's Republic of Oak Park, win the Moutza for holding up the mock bloody and severed head of President Donald Trump.
Joel’s spine was severed, paralyzing the 6-foot-1 athlete’s legs and body below his waist.
Tyree's injuries included lacerations to the liver and spleen, which was nearly severed in two, when he was found in his cell naked and covered in vomit and feces.
A gas line in Star has reportedly been accidentally severed by construction work, according to police scanner traffic and Intermountain Gas officials.
But now that Paiman is sprouting peach fuzz, tradition decrees that their liaison must be severed.
Navy veteran Richard Castro recalls tripping over a compatriot’s severed leg while rushing to tend to the man after he was felled by a landmine in Vietnam.
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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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