What does cutting off mean?

Definitions for cutting off

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cutting off.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscission, cutting off(noun)

    the act of cutting something off

  2. cut, cutting, cutting off(noun)

    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

    "the barber gave him a good cut"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Energy Diplomacy Robin Dunnigan:

    Cutting off all gas transit through Ukraine would deprive it of $2.2 billion in annual revenue.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

    The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Our goal has to be militarily constraining ISIL's capabilities, cutting off their supply lines, cutting off their financing.

  4. Aydan Ozoguz:

    It was an illusion to think that cutting off Mare Nostrum would prevent people from attempting this dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean.

  5. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev:

    Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.

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