shut off

shut off  {v.}
1. To make (something like water or electricity) stop coming.
Please shut off the hose before the grass gets too wet.
Compare: TURN OFF.
2. To be apart; be separated from; also to separate from.
Our camp is so far from the highway we feel shut off from the world when we are there.
The sow is so bad tempered we had to shut it off from its piglets.
Categories: world {v.}