shut off

verb

Definition of shut off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to close off :  separate —usually used with from shut off from the rest of the world

  3. 2a :  to cut off (a flow or passage) :  stop shuts off the oxygen supplyb :  to stop the operation of (something, such as a machine) shut the motor off

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to cease operating :  stop shuts off automatically

Examples of shut off in a Sentence

  1. threatened to shut off peace talks if the other side kept making unreasonable demands

  2. shut off the computer to save electricity

First Known Use of shut off

1818



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