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English definition of “cut sb off”

cut sb off

(DRINKS) US phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
If someone serving drinks in a bar cuts you off, they stop 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
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