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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyshut off
he/she/itshuts off
present participleshutting off
past tenseshut off
past participleshut off
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a machine shuts off, or if someone shuts it off, it stops working

    How do I shut off this car alarm?

  2. 3
    [transitive] if a person or community is shut off, they do not see or meet other people

    Sally shut herself off from the rest of the team.

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