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power cut

n
(Electrical Engineering) a temporary interruption or reduction in the supply of electrical power to a particular area. Sometimes shortened to: cut
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I'VE been contacted by a fed-up reader who blew a fuse after a power cut caused utter chaos.
The slightest bit of lightning is enough to cause a power cut.
TWO people were left stuck in a lift after a power cut at Loughborough University.
More than a thousand hit by power cut MORE than 1,400 properties across Huddersfield were hit by power cuts in the last 36 hours.
A power cut plunged homes and businesses into darkness yesterday as electricity was lost for over three hours in central Paisley.
Our picture, from this month 45 years ago, shows a power cut at R Thompson Dix butcher's shop, at the former Grangeway Shopping Centre, in Preston Grange,North Tyneside.
A newsreader using candles during 1972 power cuts A power cut at R Thompson Dix butcher's shop, North Tyneside, December 1972
SRINAGAR -- Ahead of chilly winter months, Kashmir will be facing twenty one- hour power cut in metered areas in a week and forty two- hour cut in non- metered areas, as per the curtailment schedule of Power Development Department.
THOUSANDS of homes and businesses in Gosforth were left without electricity after a sudden power cut.
The launch of a national three-digit telephone number, 105, which allows people across England, Scotland and Wales to call their electricity network operator if they have a power cut, is being supported by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.
Firms hit by power cut BUSINESSES in Wrexham town centre were hit by a power cut yesterday morning.