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CUT OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cut off mean? 

CUT OFF (adjective)
  The adjective CUT OFF has 1 sense:

1. detached by cutting

  Familiarity information: CUT OFF used as an adjective is very rare.


CUT OFF (verb)
  The verb CUT OFF has 6 senses:

1. make a break in
2. cease, stop
3. remove by or as if by cutting
4. cut off and stop
5. break a small piece off from
6. remove surgically

  Familiarity information: CUT OFF used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUT OFF (adjective)


Sense 1cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Detached by cutting

Synonyms:

cut off; severed

Context examples:

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

Similar:

cut (separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument)


CUT OFF (verb)


Sense 1cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a break in

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

interrupt; disrupt; cut off; break up

Context example:

We interrupt the program for the following messages

Hypernyms (to "cut off" is one way to...):

break; break off; discontinue; stop (prevent completion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cut off"):

cut; cut off (cease, stop)

take off; take time off (take time off from work; stop working temporarily)

stop; stop over (interrupt a trip)

block; jam (interfere with or prevent the reception of signals)

come in; inject; interject; interpose; put in; throw in (to insert between other elements)

heckle (challenge aggressively)

burst in on; burst upon (spring suddenly)

barge in; break in; butt in; chime in; chisel in; cut in; put in (break into a conversation)

break; intermit; pause (cease an action temporarily)

put aside; put away (turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily)

break (interrupt the flow of current in)

punctuate (interrupt periodically)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cease, stop

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cut off; cut

Context examples:

cut the noise / We had to cut short the conversation

Hypernyms (to "cut off" is one way to...):

break up; cut off; disrupt; interrupt (make a break in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove by or as if by cutting

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chop off; lop off; cut off

Context examples:

cut off the ear / lop off the dead branch

Hypernyms (to "cut off" is one way to...):

come away; come off; detach (come to be detached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cut off"):

abscise (remove or separate by abscission)

roach (cut the mane off (a horse))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut off and stop

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cut out; cut off

Context example:

The bicyclist was cut out by the van

Hypernyms (to "cut off" is one way to...):

intercept; stop (seize on its way)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break a small piece off from

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

knap; cut off; chip; break off

Context examples:

chip the glass / chip a tooth

Hypernyms (to "cut off" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6cut off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove surgically

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

amputate; cut off

Context example:

amputate limbs

Hypernyms (to "cut off" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

"Cut off" entails doing...:

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (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)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cut off"):

slough off (separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he cut off his foot?


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