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- (transitive) To remove via cutting.
- (transitive) To isolate or remove from contact.
- 1956, Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, page 37:
- The entranced spectator was cut off from reality as long as the adventure lasted; it was as if he lived a dream yet believed he was awake.
- To stop the provision or supply of something, e.g. power, water.
- 1962 April, R. K. Evans, “The Acceptance Testing of Diesel Locomotives”, in Modern Railways, page 268:
- The first English Electric units were not fitted with an anti-slip brake, but a hurried consultation of the wiring diagram showed that it should be possible to hold in the low-voltage anti-slip relay for long enough to let speed build up without cutting off the motor current.
- (transitive) To stop providing funds to (someone).
- His parents cut him off to encourage him to find a job.
- (transitive) To end abruptly.
- My phone call was cut off before I could get the information.
- (transitive) To interrupt (someone speaking).
- That dingbat cut me off as I was about to conclude my thesis.
- (transitive) To swerve in front of (another car) while driving.
- (transitive, US, regional, Southern US) To turn off or switch off (an electrical device).
- Cut off the lamp so I can get some sleep.
to remove via cutting
to isolate or remove from contact
to end abruptly
to interrupt someone talking
to swerve in front of another car while driving
- Misspelling of .