shut off

VERB
  1. isolate or separate
    She was shut off from the friends
  2. block off the passage through
    We shut off the valve
  3. stem the flow of
    shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation
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How To Use shut off In A Sentence

  • The pilot shut off the motors and glided down to the landing field.
  • Worse, the beam shut off while I was still four-metres from the ground.
  • The pilot shut off the motors and glided down to the landing field.
  • There was a scream, a shouted cry, from somewhere as the light was completely shut off.
  • That would mean that a majority of senators could establish a new rule allowing debate to be shut off with only a simple majority, not the usual and nearly unobtainable sixty-four votes.
  • Shut off the water to prevent pipes from freezing and if you have sprinklers drain them out.
  • The gene that produces gamma zein is normally shut off in corn. Jeffrey Smith: Biotech Propaganda Cooks Dangers Out of GM Potatoes
  • Yet when Denver extended its big men and rotated its guards to shut off the pick and roll, the Wolves merely swung the ball to a wide-open Latrell Sprewell on the wing, who buried seven treys en route to a 31-point performance.
  • Argan, kharob, and lotus, with the help of a few of the "arar" or gum sandarac trees, shut off the view to the right and left. Morocco
  • Until then it felt like we were shut off from the outside world. Times, Sunday Times
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