from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate.
  • adv.


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  • The canines were winning when Sopeithes sent a servant in to cut off the right leg of one of the dogs that had a death grip on the lion.

    Alexander the Great

  • With the Yankee infield in to cut off the runner at third, Chone Figgins grounded out to first.

    One Season

  • Longstreet relieves his batteries, in march to cut off Pope's line of supply, confusion in Jackson's orders to, at Groveton, at Second Manassas, marching of, officers lost at Second Manassas


  • Gen. William B., C.S.A., at Cedar Mountain, abilities of, in march to cut off Pope's line of supply, at Groveton, he is wounded there, at Fredericksburg, promotions and, his transfer


  • The detectives were accused of beating Hobley and placing a plastic bag over his head to cut off his air supply and forcing him to confess.

    Defending the Damned

  • They remember that you threatened Joe Arrison, but instead of his cock, you were going to cut off his nose.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • On January 30, at the President's instance, Secretary Benjamin telegraphed Jackson: Our news indicates that a movement is being made to cut off General Loring's command.


  • I asked Lord Baldwin of Ibelin, who knew Arabic well, what these fellows were saying, and he answered: That they were saying, they had come to cut off our heads.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Then he pressed her again to his side, and when she had done running her forefinger round the leads to cut off the cream-edge, he cleaned it in nature's way; for the unconstrained manners of Talbothays dairy came convenient now.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • It led him to conclude that Sheridan's divisions had left the rear and were moving parallel to the Southern infantry, in order to cut off supplies at Appomattox Station or to get across the Confederate line of advance.



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