verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of sever
OTHER WORDS FROM severhalf-severed, adjectiveun·sev·ered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sever
Our brains are changing, forming new neural connections and severing others all the time, of course.Scientists Analyzed 24,000 Chess Matches to Understand Cognition - Facts So Romantic|Brian Gallagher|November 20, 2020|Nautilus
In a plague year, anyone can get the significance of a severed head.For this artist and his girlfriend, life in lockdown became a creative opportunity|Mark Jenkins|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
In a way, the team artificially severed the mouse’s memory of sugar water from its previous real location, instead remapping it onto a new place with clever light-based hacking of the brain.How Do We Remember Places? This Study Used Lasers and VR to Point the Way|Shelly Fan|November 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
Jesse Marx reports that staff in the Sustainability Department, which manages the streetlights program, followed through with the mayor’s directive, severing the ties between police and the cameras.Morning Report: Smart Streetlights Are Only Sorta, Kinda Turned Off|Voice of San Diego|November 2, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The campus this year voted to support a student government referendum calling on the university to sever ties with fossil fuel companies by 2024, the campus newspaper, the Hoya, reported.Georgetown University to power campus with electricity from solar plants|Lauren Lumpkin|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
“The events this year with Ukraine led to his ties with Cato being severed,” a source at the think tank told The Daily Beast.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Uber severed ties with him, and on Monday he was charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide.
But the accent is just as clearly Trinidadian as he cracks jokes about a severed head he holds by the hair in his right hand.
They decapitate those men deemed foes of their faith and celebrate the gore online, holding up the severed heads.
In the raids that accompanied the arrests, police also found jars filled with formaldehyde containing severed fingers.
This was a hard nut to crack, if his past were not to be ruthlessly severed from Angel's by a word.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
On the other hand, his feet are so cold from the artery being severed that they anticipate mortification.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He went down on his knees, and, with his pocket-knife, severed the rope that secured the girl to the "reach."Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
By his death the connection between the kingdoms of England and Denmark was severed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The glittering steel glided through the groove, and the head of Madame Roland was severed from her body.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott