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cutting off

 
Noun cutting off has 2 senses
  1. abscission, cutting off - the act of cutting something off
    --1 is a kind of removal, remotion
    --1 has particulars: circumcision
  2. cut, cutting, cutting off - the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
    --2 is a kind of shortening
    --2 has particulars:
     clip, clipping, snip; haircut; trim, trimming, clipping; shearing
Verb cut off has 6 senses
  1. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
    --1 is one way to break, break off, discontinue, stop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. cut, cut off - cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
    --2 is one way to interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. cut off, chop off, lop off - remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch"
    --3 is one way to detach, come off, come away
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. cut off, cut out - cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"
    --4 is one way to intercept, stop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. chip, knap, cut off, break off - break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
    --5 is one way to cut
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. amputate, cut off - remove surgically; "amputate limbs"
    --6 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentence:
    Did he cut off his foot?
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