sever
sever
transitive verb
1. (to cut off) 
a. cortar 
The tree that fell severed the power line from the house.El árbol que se cayó cortó el cable que lleva electricidad a la casa.
b. amputar (limb) 
David dropped the ax when trying to cut a tree, and it came down and severed his big toe.David soltó el hacha al tratar de cortar un árbol, y esta se cayó y le amputó el dedo gordo del pie.
2. (figurative) (to end) 
a. romper 
The two nations severed all communications between them after the plane was shot down.Las dos naciones rompieron toda comunicación entre ellas después de que el avión fue derribado.
b. cortar 
You can't sever ties with your brother just because you two had a little spat.No puedes cortar lazos con tu hermano tan solo porque tuvieron una pequeña disputa.
intransitive verb
3. (to become separated) 
a. cortarse 
If this line severs, the hot-air balloon will float away.Si esta cuerda se corta, el globo de aire caliente se irá volando.
sever
transitive verb
1. (also fig) 
a. cortar 
sever [ˈsevəʳ]
transitive verb
cortar; [+relations, communications] romper;
intransitive verb
[+rope etc] cortarse
the rope severed and they fell to their deaths
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