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cut off (1)

Meaning: to stop the supply of something like electricity, water, gas or telephone service.

For example:

  • cut off We got a notice to say that our water would be cut off all day because they're fixing the pipes.

  • cut sth off If we don't pay our bill today, the electric company will cut the power off.

Quick Quiz:

The gas company cut off the gas because we
  1. wanted gas for cooking
  2. paid for gas in advance
  3. didn't pay our gas bill

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