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  • v. To remove via cutting.
  • v. To isolate or remove from contact.
  • v. To stop providing funds to someone.
  • v. To end abruptly.
  • v. To interrupt (someone speaking).
  • v. To swerve in front of (another car).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cut off.
  • n. fuse.


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  • Around him, the city was utterly silent, wrapped in its cotton-wool wadding of mists, like something set adrift, cut off from all space and all time.


  • Of the Gentile Church before admission to Christianity, he says its members had been "strangers to the covenants of the promise", consequently cut off from all hope.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • When Carter was unhappy with a particular senior aide, he could treat that individual quite coldlyin others presencebut he didnt cut off personal contact as Nixon had done.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • She was cut off by an even louder tirade of expletives that would have made even a Nausicaan blush.

    Creative Couplings

  • Among Dr. Waguih William IsHak's advice: avoid road rage at all costs, apologize profusely to anyone you accidentally cut off in traffic, be sure to leave for your destination with a full tank of gas and a cell phone.

    A surreal sight, a ghost 405 freeway, in L.A.

  • He even held athletic games for his men to distract them from the fact that they were cut off from retreat to the south by thousands of Sogdian warriors.

    Alexander the Great

  • When one of them fired at me I took a dive into the field, and of course your"—he visibly cut off the word damn out of respect for a lady's presence—"your San Francisco fields are more like taking a dive over a cliff.


  • They cut off Persia, Aria, and Drangiana from Bactria to the north and the valley of the Indus River to the east.

    Alexander the Great

  • Even as he struck, the satrap Spithridates now charged Alexander from behind and raised his sword to strike a death blow when suddenly Black Cleitus threw himself at the Persian lord and cut off his arm cleanly at the shoulder.

    Alexander the Great

  • KERRY: They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads …



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