Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cutting_off

2 senses of cutting off

Sense 1
abscission, cutting off -- (the act of cutting something off)
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

Sense 2
cut, cutting, cutting off -- (the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut")
       => shortening -- (act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cut_off

6 senses of cut off

Sense 1
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")
       => break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")

Sense 2
cut, cut off -- (cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

Sense 3
cut off, chop off, lop off -- (remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch")
       => detach, come off, come away -- (come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery")

Sense 4
cut off, cut out -- (cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van")
       => intercept, stop -- (seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace")

Sense 5
chip, knap, cut off, break off -- (break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 6
amputate, cut off -- (remove surgically; "amputate limbs")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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