Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cut sb off”

See all translations

cut sb off

verb uk phrasal verb with cut   /kʌt/ ( present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut) us  

(PHONE)

[usually passive] to stop people from continuing a phone conversation by breaking the phone connection: We were cut off before she could give me directions.

(DRINKS)

US If someone serving drinks in a bar cuts you off, that person stops serving you alcoholic drinks because they think you have drunk too many: I'm glad the bartender cut Tommy off - he's already had too much to drink.

(DRIVER)

US cutsb up
(Definition of cut sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cut sb off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cut sb off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More