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English definition of “shut off something/someone/yourself”

shut off something/someone/yourself

(SEPARATE) phrasal verb with shut    /ʃʌt/ verb [I/T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to separate something or someone from other parts , places , or people : Railroad tracks shut off the area from the rest of the city . On cooler evenings we shut the living room off and stay warm by the fireplace . Growing up deep in the mountains , we felt shut off from the outside world .
(Definition of shut off something/someone/yourself (SEPARATE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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