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English definition of “cutoff”

cutoff

noun [C]  /ˈkʌt̬ˌɔf/ us  

cutoff noun [C] (LIMIT)

a fixed point or limit at which something is stopped: The cutoff for blood donations is usually age 65.

cutoff noun [C] (ROAD)

a road that leaves another and provides a shorter route: We took the cutoff and saved 20 minutes on the trip home.
(Definition of cutoff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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