Cut and Shut down


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Cut verb – To penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife).
Shut down and cut are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Shut down" instead a verb "Cut".
Nearby Words: cutting, cutter, cutout
Synonyms for Cut

Shut down

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Shut down verb – Cease to operate or cause to cease operating.
Cut and shut down are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Cut" instead a verb "Shut down".
Synonyms for Shut down

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  • Is TV Tropes going to have to shut down or cut way back?
  • However the bomb gets damaged and refuses to shut down so Jack is told to open it and cut the Red wire, so this trope is almost subverted because he is given clear instructions to cut a wire, but here's the kicker - it turns out all the wires are yellow and he has to guess.
  • In short, casters can shut down the enemy with spells that inflict status ailments so severe the warriors simply cut down the enemy like butter.
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