Separated or detached; freed. For example, The dissenters were cut adrift from the denomination. This expression alludes to cutting the rope of a floating vessel so that it drifts without direction or purpose. The figurative use of adrift dates from the late 1600s.
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In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Crew members had to cut through the ice on the streets to get shots.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In response to the screen quota cut, South Korea established a “cinema tax” on the box office.
Supported by Washington, the domestic quota was cut from 90 days to 30.
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
It occurred to him then, for the first time, that a third resource was open—he might cut the rope, and let the kite go free!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
My thought was to keep pushing in troops from "W" Beach until the enemy had fallen back to save themselves from being cut off.
Levison's relations think he will cut up well at his death; Levison's relations are right.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills