cut off


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to cut off: Cut Off Date

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.
But they did not cut off or overthrow anybody and the French army, closing up more firmly at the danger, continued, while steadily melting away, to pursue its fatal path to Smolensk.
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.
Glegg did not alter her will in consequence of this letter, and cut off the Tulliver children from their sixth and seventh share in her thousand pounds; for she had her principles.
"And now I'll have blood-poisoning, and the doctors will cut off my finger, and that will give me a fever and I shall die!"
It contains many curious things the chief being that when you cut off my head, if your majesty will turn to the sixth leaf, and read the third line of the left-hand page, my head will answer all the questions you like to ask it."
He carried a basin, on which he spread the covering of the book, and presenting it to the king, said: "Sire, take this book, and when my head is cut off, let it be placed in the basin on the covering of this book; as soon as it is there, the blood will cease to flow.
The head was so cleverly cut off that it fell into the basin, and directly the blood ceased to flow.
WiseGuyReports have announced the addition of a new report titled "Cut Off Wheel-Global Market Status and Trend Report 2014-2026".
Ang cut offs ng mga artista di kaartehan or wala pakisama sa production.
The section of the road that was cut off is the same one that was washed away after heavy rains in 2018.