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Definition 1: cease, stop - [verb of change]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut the noise
  • We had to cut short the conversation

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is a kind of ...) make a break in

"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

Definition 2: make a break in - [verb of communication]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is a kind of ...) prevent completion

"stop the project" "break off the negotiations"

(... is a kind of cut off ) cease, stop

"cut the noise" "We had to cut short the conversation"

(... is a kind of cut off ) interrupt a trip

"we stopped at Aunt Mary's house" "they stopped for three days in Florence"

(... is a kind of cut off ) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

"Jam the Voice of America" "block the signals emitted by this station"

(... is a kind of cut off ) to insert between other elements

"She interjected clever remarks"

(... is a kind of cut off ) challenge aggressively

(... is a kind of cut off ) spring suddenly

"He burst upon our conversation"

(... is a kind of cut off ) break into a conversation

"her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"

(... is a kind of cut off ) cease an action temporarily

"We pause for station identification" "let's break for lunch"

(... is a kind of cut off ) turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily

"it's time for you to put away childish things"

(... is a kind of cut off ) interrupt the flow of current in

"break a circuit"

(... is a kind of cut off ) interrupt periodically

"Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"

(... is a kind of cut off ) take time off from work; stop working temporarily

Definition 3: remove by or as if by cutting - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut off the ear
  • lop off the dead branch

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is a kind of ...) come to be detached

"His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

(... is a kind of cut off ) remove or separate by abscission

(... is a kind of cut off ) cut the mane off (a horse)

Definition 4: remove surgically - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • amputate limbs

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of cut off ) separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion

(cut off implies ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(cut off belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 5: break a small piece off from - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • chip the glass
  • chip a tooth

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 6: cut off and stop - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bicyclist was cut out by the van

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is a kind of ...) seize on its way

"The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

Definition 7: detached by cutting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cut off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut flowers
  • a severed head
  • an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm

Synonyms for cut off in the sense of this definition

(cut off is similar to ...) separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument

"the cut surface was mottled" "cut tobacco" "blood from his cut forehead" "bandages on her cut wrists"

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