cutoff cut‧off [ˈkʌtɒf ǁ -ɒːf] also cut-off noun [singular]
1. the level at which you decide to stop doing something:

• They will review the case and determine a cut-off point at which Medicaid will no longer provide coverage.

• There was a rush by builders in January to obtain permits to beat the Jan. 13 cut-off date.

2. MANUFACTURING when you stop making, paying, or providing something:

• The Air Force's F-16 could face a production cutoff.

• the cutoff of technical assistance

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cutoff UK US (also cut-off) /ˈkʌtɒf/ noun [C, usually singular]
a fixed point or level at which something stops: an age/income cutoff »

There is an income cutoff for eligibility.

keep/put/set a cutoff at sth »

The return on your investment depends on how the FTSE 100 index performs, and they have set a cut-off at 60% - or 9.9% tax-free a year.


The current cutoff for subsidy payments is $2.5 million.

a situation in which you stop doing, making, paying, or supplying something: »

The dispute over prices has led to a temporary cut-off in deliveries.


The country's government is in danger of collapse because of the international cutoff of revenue and aid.

cutoff UK US (also cut-off) /ˈkʌtɒf/ adjective [before noun]
relating to a fixed point or level at which something stops: a cutoff date/point »

January 31 is the cutoff date for claims to be filed.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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