cut someone/something off


cut someone/something off
1 they cut off his finger: SEVER, chop off, hack off; amputate.
2 oil and gas supplies were cut off: DISCONTINUE, break off, disconnect, suspend; stop, end, bring to an end.
3 a community cut off from the mainland by the flood waters: ISOLATE, separate, keep apart; seclude, closet, cloister, sequester.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cut someone/something out — 1 cut out all the diseased wood: REMOVE, take out, excise, extract; snip out, clip out. 2 it s best to cut out alcohol altogether: GIVE UP, refrain from, abstain from, go without; informal quit, leave off, pack in, lay off, knock off …   Useful english dictionary

  • head someone/something off at the pass — head (or cut) someone/something off at the pass forestall someone or something the doctor s aim to head the infection off at the pass …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone off — interrupt someone while they are speaking ■ interrupt someone during a telephone call by breaking the connection I listened to prerecorded messages for twenty three minutes before being cut off ■ prevent someone from receiving or being provided… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut — 1 /kVt/ verb past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting 1 DIVIDE WITH KNIFE ETC (T) to divide something into two or more pieces using a sharp tool such as a knife: Do you want me to cut the cake? | The thieves had cut the phone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — cut1 [ kʌt ] (past tense and past participle cut) verb *** ▸ 1 use knife/sharp tool ▸ 2 have ability to cut ▸ 3 injure part of body ▸ 4 reduce/lower ▸ 5 on computer ▸ 6 stop something moving/working ▸ 7 make something shorter ▸ 8 divide playing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut — I UK [kʌt] / US verb Word forms cut : present tense I/you/we/they cut he/she/it cuts present participle cutting past tense cut past participle cut *** 1) [transitive] to use a knife, pair of scissors, or other sharp tool to divide something into… …   English dictionary

  • cut — adjective make or design (a garment) in a particular way: → cut cut verb (cutting; past and past participle cut) 1》 make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp tool or object. 2》 remove (something) from something larger by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut off — I verb 1. make a break in (Freq. 8) We interrupt the program for the following messages • Syn: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up • Derivationally related forms: ↑disruption …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms cut off : present tense I/you/we/they cut off he/she/it cuts off present participle cutting off past tense cut off past participle cut off 1) to remove something by cutting it Cut the tops off the carrots. Why …   English dictionary


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