sever, break up(verb)
set or keep apart
"sever a relationship"
discerp, sever, lop(verb)
cut off from a whole
"His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body"
To cut free.
After he graduated, he severed all links to his family.
To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
to separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body
to cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg
to keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt
to disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy
to suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate
to make a separation or distinction; to distinguish
Origin: [OF. sevrer, severer, to separate, F. sevrer to wean, fr. L. separare. See Separate, and cf. Several.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sev′ėr, v.t. to separate with violence: to cut apart: to divide: (B.) to keep distinct.—v.i. to make a separation, to act independently: to be rent asunder.—adj. Sev′erable.—n. Sev′erance, act of severing: separation. [Fr. sevrer, to wean—L. separāre, to separate.]
The numerical value of sever in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of sever in a Sentence
You have to sever [the chemical communication between] the brain and heart in order to save the heart.
There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.
If they really want to distance themselves [from the Duggar family] they sever all ties. They do what the WWE did, which was completely sever all ties from Hulk Hogan.
To be an effective care provider, physicians need to communicate with patients honestly and without the fear of generating hurt feelings that might sever a typical friendship.
Breaking the Silence. if they really want to distance themselves [from the Duggar family] they sever all ties. They do what the WWE did, which was completely sever all ties from Hulk Hogan.
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- abbrechen, trennen, abtrennen, durchtrennenGerman
- cortar, romperSpanish
- katkaista, kitkeä, erottaa, tehdä ero, lopettaa, [[joutua]] [[eroon]], eriyttääFinnish
- rompre, trancher, sectionnerFrench
- troncare, tagliare, recidereItalian
- 切断, 断ち切る, 断つJapanese
- saraut, nogrieztLatvian
- momotu, hāparaparaMāori
- отрезать, разорвать, разрыватьRussian
- hugga av, klippa av, kapaSwedish
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