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shut sth off

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ ( present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  

(SUPPLY)

to stop the supply of something: Did you remember to shut off the water and gas before you left the house? Oil supplies have been shut off.

(AREA)

to prevent something from being reached or seen: The music room is shut off from the rest of the house by a soundproof partition. A row of tall fir trees shuts off the view of the street in front.
(Definition of shut sth off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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