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SEVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sever mean? 

SEVER (verb)
  The verb SEVER has 2 senses:

1. set or keep apart
2. cut off from a whole

  Familiarity information: SEVER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEVER (verb)


Sense 1sever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set or keep apart

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sever; break up

Context example:

sever a relationship

Hypernyms (to "sever" is one way to...):

disunite; divide; part; separate (force, take, or pull apart)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2sever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut off from a whole

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

lop; discerp; sever

Context examples:

His head was severed from his body / The soul discerped from the body

Hypernyms (to "sever" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

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


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