Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: cutoff  'kút,óf
  1. A designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
     
  2. A route shorter than the usual one
    - shortcut, crosscut
     
  3. A device that terminates the flow in a pipe
Verb: cut off  kút óf
  1. Make a break in
    "We cut off the program for the following messages";
    - interrupt, disrupt, break up
     
  2. Cease, stop
    "cut off the noise";
    - cut
     
  3. Remove by or as if by cutting
    "cut off the ear";
    - chop off, lop off
     
  4. Cut off and stop
    "The bicyclist was cut off by the van";
    - cut out, exscind []
     
  5. Break a small piece off from
    "cut off the glass";
    - chip, knap, break off
     
  6. (medicine) remove surgically
    "cut off limbs";
    - amputate
Adjective: cut off  kút óf
  1. Detached by cutting
    "a cut off head";
    - severed

Derived forms: cut off, cuts off, cutting off, cutoffs

See also: cut

Type of: break, break off, come away, come off, cut, detach, device, discontinue, intercept, limit, limitation, remove, road, route, stop, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Cutoff

Cut off