cut something off something

cut something off something
ˌcut sthˈoff derived
1. (also ˌcut sth ˈoff sth) to remove sth from sth larger by cutting

He had his finger cut off in an accident at work.


The winner cut ten seconds off

(= ran the distance ten seconds faster than)

the world record.

see also cut-off
2. to block or get in the way of sth

They cut off the enemy's retreat.

The new factory cuts off our view of the hills.

Main entry:cutderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.