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    Default cut it off / cut it out

    Hi ,

    Cut it out / Cut it off

    How the usage differs

    Thanks a lot

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    CUT OFF
    1. To separate from others; isolate.
    2. To stop suddenly; discontinue.
    3. To shut off; bar.
    4. To interrupt the course or passage of: The infielder cut off the throw to the plate.
    5. To interrupt or break the line of communication of: The telephone operator cut us off.
    6. To disinherit: cut their heirs off without a cent.

    CUT OUT
    1. To remove by or as if by cutting.
    2. To form or shape by or as if by cutting.
    3. To take the place of; supplant.
    4. To suit or fit by nature: I'm not cut out to be a hero.
    5. To assign beforehand or by necessity; predetermine: We've got our work cut out for us.
    6. To deprive: felt cut out of all the fun.
    7. To stop; cease.
    8. Informal To depart hastily.
    9. Chiefly Southern U.S. To turn off (a light or television set).

    IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOUR SITUATION IS.

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    Ksyu-k, if those definitions are taken from a dictionary, please name your source. Thank you.

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    If I could just second what Fivejedjon said- forums have to be careful about copyright, so please credit sources, Thanks

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    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: cut it off / cut it out

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    want to stop a thing gradually

    Can I say..we need to cut it out.

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    Hi,

    want to stop a thing gradually

    Can I say..we need to cut it out.

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