cut off


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cut off

1. a device to terminate the flow of a fluid in a pipe or duct
2. the remnant of metal, plastic, etc., left after parts have been machined or trimmed
3. Electronics
a. the value of voltage, frequency, etc., below or above which an electronic device cannot function efficiently
b. (as modifier): cutoff voltage
4. Geography a channel cutting across the neck of a meander, which leaves an oxbow lake
5. another name for oxbow (the lake)
References in classic literature ?
Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.
When I began chopping again, my axe slipped and cut off my right leg.
But it was not so; in the evening poor Skye brought them back again, one by one in her mouth; not the happy little things that they were, but bleeding and crying pitifully; they had all had a piece of their tails cut off, and the soft flap of their pretty little ears was cut quite off.
Thus you will be able to cut off all his seven heads.