View synonyms for shutoff


or shut-off

[ shuht-awf, -of ]


  1. an object or device that shuts (something) off:

    the automatic shutoff on a heater.

  2. an act or instance of shutting off something, as an opening, a flow, or a service:

    a shutoff of electric power due to unpaid bills.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shutoff1

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase shut off

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Example Sentences

Timed heat settings and automatic shutoff can also aid efficiency, especially if you tend to forget to shut off appliances.

This one doesn’t have an automatic shutoff feature, which is good if you are on a long car ride, but could be an issue for your car’s battery life if you forget to unplug it.

Basically anyone living east Interstate 125 and Interstate 15 outside Poway are at risk of a shutoff, according to a map posted on the SDG&E website.

It wasn’t until February 2020 that PHMSA finally proposed a new rule requiring automatic shutoff valves.

The National Transportation Safety Board investigated these failures and made a series of recommendations, like pressure tests for older gas pipelines and automatic shutoff valves on pipelines running through populated areas.

Through June 30, service was severed to 15,200 customers, and about 92,000 remain in shutoff status.

The $9.5 million owed by non-residents would amount to $625 for each severed customer and $103 for those in shutoff status.

At the beginning of July, the department issued 10-day shutoff notices to 250 commercial customers.

If the power shutoff is something the Queen's repair scanners can handle, the instruments will come back on any minute.

The small fitting under the gasoline tank has a thumbscrew shutoff and a glass-sight feed tube, leading to the carburetor.


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