shut off

This page is about the phrasal verb shut off.

Meaning: If a machine, a system or a supply shuts off, or is shut off by someone, it stops.

Synonym: turn off

For example:

  • shut off Our gas has been shut off because we didn't pay the bill on time.

  • shut sth off The engine will shut itself off if starts to overheat.

Quick Quiz:

Did you remember to shut off the electricity and the gas

a. before you left home for your holiday?

b. when you got home?

c. when you started to drive?

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