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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.
Translations of “cutoff”
in Chinese (Traditional) 中斷, 切斷供應, 中斷供應…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中断, 切断供应, 中断供应…
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