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"sever" in British English

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seververb [T]

uk   /ˈsev.ər/  us   //
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 ​caraccident. Electricity ​cables have been severed by the ​storm. to end a ​connection with someone or something: The US severed diplomaticrelations with Cuba in 1961. The ​company has severed ​itsconnection/​links/​relationship/​ties with ​itspreviouspartners.
(Definition of sever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sever" in American English

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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 ​hydraulicsystems. The US severed ​diplomaticrelations 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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