Origin of shutoff
Definition for shut-off (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), shut, shut·ting.
verb (used without object), shut, shut·ting.
- to close, especially temporarily; end or suspend operations, services, or business activity.
- to stop operating or stop the operation of (a machine): Did you remember to shut down your computer?
- Also shut down on/upon.Informal. to hinder; check; stop from doing or saying something: He appeared on the talk show to shut down his critics.
- Informal. to defeat or outdo:The team was able to shut down the offense.
- to settle over so as to envelop or darken: The fog shut down rapidly.
- to enclose.
- to confine, as from illness: She broke her leg in a fall and has been shut in for several weeks.
- to stop the passage of (water, traffic, electricity, etc.); close off.
- to isolate; separate: an outpost almost completely shut off from civilization.
- to keep from entering; exclude.
- to hide from view.
- to prevent (an opponent or opposing team) from scoring, as in a game of baseball.
- to imprison; confine.
- to close entirely.
- to stop talking; become silent: I thought the neighbors would never shut up and let me sleep.
- to stop (someone) from talking; silence.
Origin of shut
Related formshalf-shut, adjectivere·shut, verb, re·shut, re·shut·ting.un·shut, adjective
Examples from the Web for shut-off
But the shut-off proved to be short lived and by 2002 Pakistan was already providing sanctuary for Mullah Omar.
The shut-off valve at the top of the device is interposed between the sediment cup and the carburetor.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
A shut-off valve was fitted in each of the eduction pipes leading to the condensers.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
Two voices, a man's and a woman's, mixed with the pulsations of the shut-off machinery of the car, checked in its course.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for shut-off (1 of 2)
verb shut off (tr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for shut-off (2 of 2)
verb shuts, shutting or shut
- to refuse to think about
- to render impossible
Word Origin for shut
Idioms and Phrases with shut-off
In addition to the idioms beginning with shut
- shut down
- shut off
- shut one's eyes to
- shut out
- shut the door
- shut up
- close (shut) down
- close (shut) one's eyes to
- close (shut) the door on
- keep one's mouth shut
- open and shut case
- put up or shut up