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cut sb off

phrasal verb with cut uk   us   /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)

(PHONE)

[usually passive] to stop people from continuing a phone conversation by breaking the phone connection: We were cut off before she could give me directions.

(DRINKS)

US If someone serving drinks in a bar cuts you off, that person stops serving you alcoholic drinks because they think you have drunk too many: I'm glad the bartender cut Tommy off - he's already had too much to drink.

(DRIVER)

US cutsb up
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