shut off
verb Date: 1818 transitive verb 1. to close off ; separate — usually used with from <
shut off from the rest of the world
>
2. a. to cut off (as flow or passage) ; stop <
shuts off the oxygen supply
>
b. to stop the operation of (as a machine) <
shut the motor off
>
intransitive verb to cease operating ; stop <
shuts off automatically
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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