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English definition of “cut sth off”

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.Cutting and stabbing

(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.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of cut sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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