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English definition of “cut sth off”

cut sth off

(REMOVE) phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
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
(Definition of cut sth off (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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