What does cutting off mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscission, cutting offnoun

    the act of cutting something off

  2. cut, cutting, cutting offnoun

    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

    "the barber gave him a good cut"


  1. cutting off

    Cutting off generally refers to the act of stopping or ending something abruptly or suddenly. It can apply to various contexts, such as interrupting a conversation, disconnecting a service, separating from an individual or group, or stopping the supply of something.

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  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

Examples of cutting off in a Sentence

  1. Jim Worthington:

    The battle lines are drawn, if you like President Trump, you think President Trump's done all the things right, like cutting off travel to China. If you're a Democrat, you think the opposite.

  2. Paul Callan:

    Cutting off funding to districts which choose to require masking to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a potentially deadly communicable disease, would violate the states' paramount duty' to educate all children, not just the unmasked.

  3. President Barack Obama:

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

  4. Gregory Bernstein:

    Everyone's pain threshold is a little different. An embolization is pretty painful regardless. Think about it. Jamin Brahmbhatt are cutting off the blood supply to tissue in the body, which cuts off oxygen, which causes tissue to die, and that can be pretty painful.

  5. Eliot Engel:

    We're cutting off our nose to spite our face. The very things (Trump's) complaining about, will make it tougher for us to do.


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