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    #1

    cut off vs cut out of (in this context)

    Hi native speakers, i came across these sentences while browsing around on here.
    "My parents seem to have cut me off from their lives emotionally." &
    "My parents seem to have cut me out of their lives emotionally."
    Please help me understand if there's a difference between these two phrasal verbs in this context. Or do they convey exactly the same meaning?
    Thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: cut off vs cut out of (in this context)

    They have a similar meaning to me, though the second is more natural.

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    #3

    Re: cut off vs cut out of (in this context)

    "Cut off" usually refers to financial support.

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    #4

    Re: cut off vs cut out of (in this context)

    That is only one of several possible meanings of cut off. I would not say that this meaning was the 'usual' one.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Apr-2017 at 07:50.

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