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cut off

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To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
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Etymology

From cut + off.

Verb

Infinitive
to cut off

Third person singular
cuts off

Simple past
cut off

Past participle
-

Present participle
cutting off

to cut off (third-person singular simple present cuts off, present participle cutting off, simple past and past participle cut off)
  1. To remove via cutting.
  2. To isolate or remove from contact.
  3. To end abruptly.
    My phone call was cut off before I could get the information.
  4. (idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
    That dingbat cut me off as I was about to conclude my theses.
  5. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To swerve in front of (another car).

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Quotations

  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 37
    The entranced spectator was cut off from reality as long as the adventure lasted; it was as if he lived a dream yet believed he was awake.

Noun

Singular
cut off

Plural
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cut off ({{{1}}})
  1. fuse.
    A thermal cut-off.

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