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saw sth off

verb, verb uk phrasal verb with saw     /sɔː/ us      /sɑː/ /sɔː/  /sɑː/ (sawed, sawn or mainly US sawed)
to remove something by cutting it with a saw: She sawed off the dead branches of the tree.
Translations of “saw sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋸掉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 锯掉…
(Definition of saw sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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