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cut sth off

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

(REMOVE)

A2 to remove a part of something to make it smaller or shorter, using a sharp tool such as a knife: Remember to cut off the fat before you fry the steak.
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(STOP)

B2 to stop providing something such as electricity, supplies, etc.: If this bill is not paid within five days, your gas supply will be cut off. The aim was to cut off the enemy's escape route/supplies.
Translations of “cut sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 去除, (用鋒利的刀具等)去除,切除,剪去…
in Chinese (Simplified) 去除, (用锋利的刀具等)去除,切除,剪去…
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