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English definition of “shut sth off”

shut sth off

(AREA) phrasal verb with shut     /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
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 (AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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