from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that shuts something off.
- n. A stoppage; a cessation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A valve used to turn off something.
- n. The act of turning off something.
Outdoor water efficiency measures employed: smart irrigation control, rain shutoff, soil moisture sensors, climate-compatible landscaping.
Although other neighboring countries had had similar problems with Ukraine, the shutoff was a PR disaster for Gazprom, which had enjoyed a long-standing reputation as a reliable supplier of natural gas, through pipelines in Ukraine, to Europe.
It took me two days to do three "simple" jobs ... installing a shutoff valve behind a gas stove, replacing/fixing a tub faucet stem, and capping a sump pump.
The gas shutoff valve had the wrong size ends and i and a friend had to run to and from the home improvement store 3 or 4 times to find and test the right parts.
Equally important, the government succeeded in flushing out Al-Shabaab's human intelligence out of the unregulated national telecom industry, and disrupted or shutoff their propaganda radio stations.
Pister, an emeritus engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said "the rush to add automatic shutoff valves willy nilly is an ill-conceived response to this incident" because it could end up disrupting gas supplies and not improving safety.
Have financial difficulties led to the shutoff of electric service to your home?
A: Sometimes a small amount of fuel will slosh out of the fuel-filler tube before the gas pump's automatic shutoff kicks in, and it can produce enough fumes to be smelly for a while.
Some dads have to shutoff their childrens gameset to get them off the couch to take them fishing.
"The people waiting out in the cold now are seeking emergency help to prevent an eviction or a utility shutoff or to meet other basic needs, or they have been told to come to the centers for an appointment or to submit a document," said Pat Bath, a spokeswoman for the Legal Aid Society, which provides legal services to low-income New Yorkers.
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