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also cut-off  (kŭt′ôf′, -ŏf′)
1. A designated limit or point of termination.
2. A shortcut or bypass.
3. A new channel cut by a river across the neck of an oxbow.
4. The act or an instance of cutting off: a cutoff of funds; an electricity cutoff.
5. Baseball The interception by an infielder of a throw to home plate from the outfield.
6. A device that cuts off a flow of fluid.
7. Music A conductor's signal indicating a stop or break in playing or singing.
8. cutoffs Pants, such as blue jeans, made into shorts by cutting off part of the legs.
1. Designating a limit or point of termination: a cutoff date for applications.
2. Baseball Serving to intercept or relay a throw to home plate from the outfield: the cutoff man.


(ˈkʌtˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

1. an act or instance of cutting off.
2. something that cuts off.
3. a point serving as the limit beyond which something is no longer effective, applicable, or possible.
4. a road, passage, etc., that leaves another, usu. providing a shortcut.
5. a new and shorter channel formed in a river by the water cutting across a bend in its course.
6. cutoffs, shorts made by cutting the legs off a pair of trousers, esp. jeans.
7. an infielder's interception of a baseball thrown from the outfield in order to relay it to home plate or keep a base runner from advancing.
8. arrest of the steam moving the pistons of an engine, usu. occurring before the completion of a stroke.
9. being or constituting a limit or ending: the cutoff date for applications.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cutoff - a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
limitation, limit - the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
2.cutoff - a route shorter than the usual onecutoff - a route shorter than the usual one  
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
3.cutoff - a device that terminates the flow in a pipe
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"


A. N
1. (also cutoff point) (= limit) → límite m
2. (Mech) (in pipe or duct) → cierre m, corte m (Elec) → valor m límite, corte m
3. (US) → atajo m
4. cutoffstejanos mpl cortados, vaqueros mpl cortados
B. ADJ [jeans] → cortado
C. CPD cutoff date Nfecha f tope, fecha f límite
cutoff voltage Ntensión f de corte
cutoff switch Nconmutador m de corte, limitador m de potencia


[ˈkʌtˌɒf] n (also cutoff point) → limite m
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