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English definition of “shut sth off”

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.Cancelling and interrupting

(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.Closing and blocking
(Definition of shut sth off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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