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[ verb ] set or keep apart

Synonyms

break_up

Examples

"sever a relationship"

Used in print

(The Family Handyman, 11:5...)

All will do a good job if sharp , but the twist_drills do n't cut quite as smoothly as the others , since they do not have the outlining spurs that sever the fibers before actual boring starts .

(A. A. Fair, Bachelors Get Lonely....)

I was so hungry my stomach felt all lines of communication had been severed .

(Thomas Anderson, Here Comes Pete Now....)

To this effect I had already severed all connections which bound me to my former existence .

Related terms

separate

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[ verb ] cut off from a whole

Synonyms

discerp lop

Examples

"His head was severed from his body" "The soul discerped from the body"

Used in print

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Pierre had no hands ; they had been severed at the wrists .

Related terms

cut pruner

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17565
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