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sever

verb [T] uk   /ˈsev.ər/ us    //
to break or separate, especially by cutting: The knife severed an artery and he bled to death. Her foot was severed from her leg in a car accident. Electricity cables have been severed by the storm. to end a connection with someone or something: The US severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961. The company has severed its connection/links/relationship/ties with its previous partners.
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