sever

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈsɛv.ɚ/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
sever

Third-person singular
severs

Past tense
severed

Past participle
severed

Present participle
severing

  1. (transitive) If you sever something, you cut through or separate it completely.
    The man's arm was accidentally severed by a saw while he was working at the building.
    More than five decades after the U.S. and Cuba severed ties, the relationship may be on the mend.