Meaning of “shut off (something)” in the English Dictionary

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shut off (something)

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


to stop the operation of a machine or system:

Did you shut off the light in the bedroom?
Shut the engine off and take the keys.
Lift your foot and the water shuts off.

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