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English definition of “shut (sth) off”
shut (sth) off — Phrasal Verb with shut
/ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (shutting, shut, shut)
› [T] COMMERCE, PRODUCTION, GOVERNMENT if a supply or process is shut off or someone shuts it off, it stops: The committee has the power to shut off funds for the second phase of the prison construction. We certainly don't want to shut off new ideas.
› [I or T] IT, PRODUCTION if a computer or other machine is shut off or someone shuts it off, it stops working: When you are waiting in line in your car, shut the engine off. It looked as if the computer had shut off in the middle of the calculation.
› [I or T] PRODUCTION if electricity, gas, etc. shuts off, or someone shuts it off, it stops being supplied: The national power company shut off electricity in hopes of preventing fires. Power shut off in several neighborhoods last night after the storm.