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shut off

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shut off

  1. 1 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end threatened to shut off peace talks if the other side kept making unreasonable demands Synonyms of shut off break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, stopWords Related to shut off complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms of shut off carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  2. 2 to cause to stop functioning shut off the computer to save electricity Synonyms of shut off kill, deactivate, turn offWords Related to shut off flick (off); dismantle, mothball, phase out; arrest, brake, chock, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stickNear Antonyms of shut off charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, rechargeAntonyms of shut off activate, actuate, crank (up), drive, move, propel, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on


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