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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUT-OFF

The cut-off is said to be "on" when turned up and "off" when turned down.

Don't you see that there are a dozen crocodiles at the mouth of that cut-off, mother?

There's been a cut-off in that section, and Vicksburg is left out in the cold.

It was one thousand and forty after the American Bend cut-off.

Both of these river towns have been retired to the country by that cut-off.

It was here that the cut-off joined the main road—now the only one that led to the casa.

The cut-off is kept turned down, except when using the magazine.

Figures 325 and 326 show the cam wrist plate and the cut-off mechanism.

His finger crept to the air-speed indicator, then to the cut-off switch.

In a few minutes the craft had worked its way into a cut-off from the creek.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "gash, incision," from cut (v.); meaning "piece cut off" is from 1590s; sense of "a wounding sarcasm" is from 1560s.

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