[ verb ] set or keep apart
"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 .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17565