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Origin of cutoff
Words nearby cutoff
Example sentences from the Web for cutoff
As far as underage attendees, Dottley remains adamant that 18 was the cutoff point.
Heidi Klum wore a pair of the Gizeh sandals with cutoff jean shorts, and Ashley Olsen wore them just about everywhere.Summer 2013: The Season We All Started Wearing Birkenstocks Again|Isabel Wilkinson|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Holmes and Rahe used 300 (ding ding ding) as the cutoff to predict a high risk of illness.Being Unemployed Could Help Cause a Heart Attack, Researchers Find|Kent Sepkowitz|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Whether a cutoff in the power supply is successful depends on whether the nuclear facility has a backup power supply.
One hospital might set the cutoff at 20 or 50 or 100 years old, while another might figure 55 is the way to go.
Never mind whether she can or not, truly; but that does not bind us down from taking the cutoff.The Red River Half-Breed|Gustave Aimard
I mean to cutoff all connection with the past; and she belongs to it.One Of Them|Charles James Lever
I am not thinking in terms that you thought about him on that day, but I am trying to fix a cutoff period.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Three-quarters of a mile from the ford we found the place to make the cutoff and there halted awhile.William Clayton's Journal|William Clayton
In the summer of 1864 we had reached the "Cutoff," and were within eighty miles of Denver.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler|Pardee Butler
British Dictionary definitions for cutoff
verb (tr, adverb)
- the act of cutting off; limit or termination
- (as modifier)the cutoff point
- the value of voltage, frequency, etc, below or above which an electronic device cannot function efficiently
- (as modifier)cutoff voltage
Idioms and Phrases with cutoff
Separate from others, isolate, as in The construction debris cut off the workers from the canteen, or The new sect was cut off from the church. [Late 1500s]
Stop suddenly, discontinue, as in He quickly cut off the engine, or The drama was cut off by a news flash about tornado warnings. [Late 1500s]
Shut off, bar, Their phone was cut off when they didn't pay the bill, or Tom's father threatened to cut off his allowance. [c. 1600]
Interrupt the course or passage of, intercept, as in The operator cut us off, or The shortstop cut off the throw to the plate. [Late 1500s]
Also, cut off with a shilling or cent. Disinherit, as in Grandfather cut him off with a shilling. This usage dates from the early 1700s; the purpose of bequeathing one shilling (a small sum) was to indicate that the heir had not been overlooked but was intentionally being disinherited. In America cent was substituted from about 1800 on.