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Verb: shut off
  1. Stem the flow of
    "shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation";
    - close off
     
  2. Isolate or separate
    "She was shut off from the friends";
    - close off
     
  3. Block off the passage through
    "We shut off the valve";
    - block off, close off

Derived forms: shuts off, shut off, shutting off

Type of: bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, cease, discontinue, divide, give up, lay off, quit, separate, stop, surcease [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Shut off