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"sever" in British English

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seververb [T]

uk   /ˈsev.ər/  us   /ˈsev.ɚ/
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.
(Definition of sever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seververb [T]

 us   /ˈsev·ər/
to separate or break something, esp. by cutting: He severed a finger in the accident. An explosion severed the plane’s hydraulic systems. The US severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961.
(Definition of sever from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sever" in Business English

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seververb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsevər/
to end a connection with someone or something: sever ties/links/relations with sb/sth The decision to sever the contract appeared to be mutual.
(Definition of sever from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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