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手を切る

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Etymology

From  (て, te) + (o; a grammatical marker following the direct object) + 切る (きる, kiru). Literally meaning "to cut hands".

Verb

手を切る (hiragana てをきる, romaji te o kiru)

  1. (idiomatic) to cut off a relationship, to break up with someone, to be through with someone
    私はあの男とは手を切った
    わたしはあのおとことはてをきった
    Watashi wa ano otoko to wa te o kitta.
    I am through with him.

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