Meaning of “shut off something/someone/yourself” in the English Dictionary


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shut off something/someone/yourself

phrasal verb with shut us /ʃʌt/ verb [ I/T ] present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut


to separate something or someone from other parts, places, or people:

Railroad tracks shut off the area from the rest of the city.
On cooler evenings we shut the living room off and stay warm by the fireplace.
Growing up deep in the mountains, we felt shut off from the outside world.

(Definition of “shut off something/someone/yourself” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)