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power cut

a temporary interruption or reduction in the supply of electrical power to a particular area Sometimes shortened to cut
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  • In the accelleration cot Tom could feel only an occasional gentle tug as the power cut on and off.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • But already I felt as crowded as a subway train with the power cut out at rush hour.

    Inside John Barth William W. Stuart

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