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an object or device that shuts (something) off:
the automatic shutoff on a heater.
an act or instance of shutting off something, as an opening, a flow, or a service:
a shutoff of electric power due to unpaid bills.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Use low-flow drip-irrigation with a manual
valve for the first year or so, until plants are established.
When food is full of nutrition our bodies have an automatic
to eating too much.
BP says today that it still hopes to install a
valve on one of them, but that's not an option for the others.
Finally the vehicle was in park and engine was
by turning the key to the off position.
The doctor's letter only temporarily protects you from a
, it does not stop the company from continuing to bill you.
valves with displaceable valve members are prohibited.
Know which of your home's appliances run on natural gas, and where their
valves are located.
valves which prevent a test from being made must be repaired.
In addition to the lever, there was a
switch, which stopped power to the entire machine.
If the red triangle is moving, the leak is between the
valve and the water meter.
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