Need another word that means the same as “sever”? Find 21 synonyms and 30 related words for “sever” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Sever” are: discerp, lop, break up, cut off, chop off, lop off, hack off, cleave, hew off, shear off, slice off, split, cut, cut through, rupture, pierce, rip, tear, break off, discontinue, suspend
Sever as a Verb
Definitions of "Sever" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “sever” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Cut off from a whole.
- Put an end to (a connection or relationship); break off.
- Divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.
- Set or keep apart.
Synonyms of "Sever" as a verb (21 Words)
|break off||Cause the failure or ruin of.|
|break up||Destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments.|
|chop off||Strike sharply, as in some sports.|
|cleave||Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.|
The large axe his father used to cleave wood for the fire.
|cut||Form or shape by cutting or incising.|
The coach cut two players from the team.
|cut off||Cut off the testicles of male animals such as horses.|
|cut through||Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.|
|discerp||Cut off from a whole.|
The Empire was discerped after the war.
|discontinue||Put an end to a state or an activity.|
Their current top of the range running shoe is being discontinued.
|hack off||Be able to manage or manage successfully.|
|hew off||Strike with an axe; cut down, strike.|
|lop||Cut off (a branch, limb, or twig) from the main body of a tree.|
They had lopped some trees without permission.
|lop off||Kill intentionally and with premeditation.|
|pierce||Cut or make a way through.|
The cold pierced her bones.
|rip||Make a long tear or cut in.|
The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly.
|rupture||Breach or disturb (a harmonious feeling or situation.|
The impact ruptured both fuel tanks.
|shear off||Cut or cut through with shears.|
|slice off||Make a clean cut through.|
|split||Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways.|
My friend and I split up.
|suspend||Prolong (a note of a chord) into a following chord, usually so as to produce a temporary discord.|
Two officers were suspended from duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
|tear||Fill with tears or shed tears.|
Her eyes were tearing.
Usage Examples of "Sever" as a verb
- His head was severed from his body.
- Sever a relationship.
- The notice itself may be sufficient to sever the joint tenancy.
- The head was severed from the body.
Associations of "Sever" (30 Words)
|ablation||Surgical removal of a body part or tissue.|
|avulsion||A forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another.|
|blade||A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard.|
Cut cleanly using a sharp blade.
|cleave||(of a cell) divide.|
The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock.
A crying shame.
|cut||The style in which a garment is cut.|
The mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget.
|divergent||(of thought) using a variety of premises, especially unfamiliar premises, as bases for inference, and avoiding common limiting assumptions in making deductions.|
A divergent opinion.
|divide||Find how many times (a number) contains another.|
The Party decided to put down an amendment and thus divide the House.
|fissure||Break into fissures or fine cracks.|
A fissure between philosophy and reality.
|fracture||Fracture a bone of.|
The movement had fractured without his leadership.
|incised||Sharply and deeply indented.|
An incised design.
|incision||The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation.|
An abdominal incision.
|lacerate||Having edges that are jagged from injury.|
|lachrymal||A small bone forming part of the eye socket.|
That hysterical then lachrymal then guilt ridden hour.
A lachrymose children s classic.
|microtome||An instrument for cutting extremely thin sections of material for examination under a microscope.|
|mince||Minced meat especially beef.|
Mince the garlic.
|moiety||A distinct part of a large molecule.|
The enzyme removes the sulphate moiety.
|perforated||(of paper) having one or more rows of small holes so that a part may be torn off easily.|
|piece||Assemble something from parts or pieces.|
The dinosaur was pieced together from 119 bones.
|rend||Tear (something) into pieces.|
The speculation and confusion which was rending the civilized world.
|rip||The act of rending or ripping or splitting something.|
He seemed to be saying with each rip of a page how dare she enjoy reading books.
|rive||Split or tear apart violently.|
The party was riven by disagreements over Europe.
|seep||Pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings.|
Water began to seep through the soles of his boots.
|slit||Cut a slit into.|
He slit open the envelope.
|split||An instance or act of splitting or being split a division.|
Let s split up and find the other two.
A universe sundered ages ago in a divine war.
|sweat||Get rid of something from the body by exuding sweat.|
Sweat the celery and onions with olive oil and seasoning.
|tear||The act of tearing.|
The material wouldn t tear.