- 1to cut something into two pieces; to cut something off something sever something to sever a rope a severed artery sever something from something His hand was severed from his arm.
- 2sever something to completely end a relationship or all communication with someone synonym break off The two countries have severed all diplomatic links. She has severed all contact with her family.
NAmE//ˈsɛvər//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sever
he / she / it severs
past simple severed
-ing form severing