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Overview of noun cut_off

The noun cutoff has 3 senses

  • cutoff -- (a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated)

  • shortcut, cutoff, crosscut -- (a route shorter than the usual one)

  • cutoff -- (a device that terminates the flow in a pipe)

Overview of verb cut_off

The verb cut off has 6 senses

  • interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

  • cut, cut off -- (cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation")

  • cut off, chop off, lop off -- (remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch")

  • cut off, cut out -- (cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van")

  • chip, knap, cut off, break off -- (break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth")

  • amputate, cut off -- (remove surgically; "amputate limbs")

Overview of adj cut_off

The adj cut off has 1 sense

  • severed, cut off -- (detached by cutting; "cut flowers"; "a severed head"; "an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm")