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Phrasal Verbs

cut off (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb cut off (2)

Meaning

to isolate somebody or something by making transport or communication very difficult or impossible

Synonym

isolate

For example

  • cut off The flood waters cut off many small farms for several days.

  • cut sth/sb off The earthquake destroyed roads and telephone lines, and cut our village off from the outside world.

Quick Quiz

The town was completely cut off by the forest fires, so we

a. drove there as fast as we could

b. drove there carefully

c. couldn't get there

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