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power cut

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electricity
power cutˈpower cut noun [countable] British English  TPEa period of time when there is no electricity supply syn power failure, power outage American English
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power cutIt was Madame in the doorway, loudly disputing the accuracy of the information and the need for a power cut.For example, the specialist Sun Frost range keeps food fresh for weeks rather than days if a power cut occurs.On enquiry they were told that the other had been lent to a local restaurant when it suffered a power cut.A drop in voltage can be more serious than a power cut.
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