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Meaning of CUT OFF

Pronunciation:  kut of

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  detached by cutting; "cut flowers"; "a severed head"; "an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm"
  2. [v]  cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
  3. [v]  make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
  4. [v]  remove surgically; of limbs
  5. [v]  break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
  6. [v]  remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch"
  7. [v]  cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"
 
 Synonyms: amputate, break off, break up, chip, chop off, cut, cut, cut out, disrupt, interrupt, knap, lop off, severed
 
 See Also: abscise, barge in, block, break, break in, break off, break up, burst in on, burst upon, butt in, carve, chime in, chip at, chisel in, come away, come in, come off, cut, cut, cut in, cut off, cut off, detach, discontinue, disrupt, harass, heckle, inject, intercept, interject, intermit, interpose, interrupt, jam, pause, punctuate, put away, put in, remove, stop, stop, stop over, take, take away, take off, take time off, throw in, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cut"-off`\ (k[u^]t"[o^]f`; 115), n.
1. That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or
   road.

2. (Mach.)
   (a) The valve gearing or mechanism by which steam is cut
       off from entering the cylinder of a steam engine after
       a definite point in a stroke, so as to allow the
       remainder of the stroke to be made by the expansive
       force of the steam already let in. See {Expansion
       gear}, under {Expansion}.
   (b) Any device for stopping or changing a current, as of
       grain or water in a spout.

 
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