cut something off


cut something off
block the usual means of access to a place.
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  • cut something off — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something off something — ˌcut sthˈoff derived 1. (also ˌcut sth ˈoff sth) to remove sth from sth larger by cutting • He had his finger cut off in an accident at work. • ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something off from something — ˌcut sb/sth ˈoff (from sb/sth) derived often passive to prevent sb/sth from leaving or reaching a place or communicating with people outside a place • The army was cut off from its base. • She feels very cut off living in the country. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something off from somebody — ˌcut sb/sth ˈoff (from sb/sth) derived often passive to prevent sb/sth from leaving or reaching a place or communicating with people outside a place • The army was cut off from its base. • She feels very cut off living in the country. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone off — interrupt someone while they are speaking ■ interrupt someone during a telephone call by breaking the connection I listened to prerecorded messages for twenty three minutes before being cut off ■ prevent someone from receiving or being provided… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut smb off — stop someone from saying something, disconnect someone on the phone I tried to tell him about the accident but he cut me off before I had a chance …   Idioms and examples

  • ˌcut sth ˈoff — phrasal verb 1) to remove something by cutting it Cut the tops off the carrots.[/ex] Why did you cut off all your hair?[/ex] 2) same as cut They cut off the electricity last week.[/ex] 3) to make a place impossible to enter, leave, or communicate …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌcut sb ˈoff — phrasal verb if you are cut off when you are talking on the telephone, something makes the telephone line stop working …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cut somebody off from something — ˌcut sb/sth ˈoff (from sb/sth) derived often passive to prevent sb/sth from leaving or reaching a place or communicating with people outside a place • The army was cut off from its base. • She feels very cut off living in the country. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something short — BREAK OFF, shorten, truncate, curtail, terminate, end, stop, abort, bring to an untimely end. → cut * * * cut something short phrase to make something last for less time than planned I’m sorry we had to cut our visit short. Thesaurus: to stop… …   Useful english dictionary