cut off

Definitions of cut off
  1. verb
    remove by or as if by cutting
    synonyms: chop off, lop off
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    remove or separate by abscission
    cut the mane off (a horse)
    type of:
    come away, come off, detach
    come to be detached
  2. verb
    remove surgically
    synonyms: amputate
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    slough off
    separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion
    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  3. adjective
    detached by cutting
    synonyms: severed
    separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
  4. verb
    break a small piece off from
    synonyms: break off, chip, knap
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    type of:
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  5. verb
    make a break in
    synonyms: break up, disrupt, interrupt
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    cease, stop
    interrupt periodically
    interrupt the flow of current in
    put aside, put away
    turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
    break, intermit, pause
    cease an action temporarily
    barge in, break in, butt in, chime in, chisel in, cut in, put in
    break into a conversation
    burst in on, burst upon
    spring suddenly
    challenge aggressively
    come in, inject, interject, interpose, put in, throw in
    to insert between other elements
    block, jam
    interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
    stop, stop over
    interrupt a trip
    take off, take time off
    take time off from work; stop working temporarily
    speak abruptly, especially as an interruption
    disrupt, interrupt
    interfere in someone else's activity
    breathe, catch one's breath, rest, take a breather
    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    take five
    take a break for five minutes
    take ten
    take a ten minute break
    barrage jam
    jam an entire frequency spectrum
    point jam
    jam a narrow band of frequencies
    spot jam
    jam a single frequency
    blanket jam
    jam a broad spectrum of frequencies to affect all communications in the area except for directional antenna communications
    make a stop in a harbour
    lay over, stop over
    interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    type of:
    break, break off, discontinue, stop
    prevent completion
  6. verb
    cease, stop
    synonyms: cut
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    type of:
    break up, disrupt, interrupt
    make a break in
  7. verb
    cut off and stop
    synonyms: cut out
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    type of:
    intercept, stop
    seize on its way
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