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English definition of “cut sb off”

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.Cutting off and disconnectingCommunicating by telephone

(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.Selling and serving alcoholic drinks
(Definition of cut sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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