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English definition of “cut sb off”

cut sb off

[usually passive] (PHONE) phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
to stop people from continuing a phone conversation by breaking the phone connection : We were cut off before she could give me directions .Cutting off and disconnectingCommunicating by telephone
(Definition of cut sb off (PHONE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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