saw off

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saw something off (of) something

 and saw something off
to cut something off something with a saw. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) He sawed the branch off of the tree. Sam sawed the dead branch off. Saw off another branch on the other side.
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As expected, Munster saw off Ulster in the other semi-final, the champions romping home by a comfortable 5-18 to 0-10.
The Mid-Ulster League Cup saw Oxford United Reserves beat Red Star Reserves in the first round while Glenavy Reserves saw off their Hanover counterparts 4-1 in the second round.
Murphy will now play Welshman Mark Williams or Ali Carter in the next stage after the former saw off outsider Rory McLeod.
Amman, October 13(Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah saw off on Tuesday Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva at the end of their two-day visit to the Kingdom.
Australia saw off Zimbabwe 33-5, Samoa came out on top in a back-and-forth game to eventually run out 14-10 winners over Canada, while Tonga saw off Portugal 17-5.
In the East, Hannah hit a brace as Whitburn saw off Rutherglen 3-1 while Graham Gibson and Barry Tillier bagged doubles as Lochore strode into round two after thumping hapless Islavale 8-2.
IT WAS a case of many happy returns as Kirby Muxloe saw off Aylestone Park 3-0 in their first home match of the season.
At Durham, the home side saw off Yorkshire by 10 runs with Nick Speak (72) helping Durham to 178.
Earlier, New Zealand demolished Canada 43-7 and saw off arch-rivals Australia 26-5 .
SNOOKER: Stephen Maguire pipped Welshman Ryan Day 3-2 in the semis then saw off world champion Neil Robertson 3-0 in last night's Championship League final at Crondon Park in Essex.
ANY prospects of an Andy Campbell Cup giant-killing were rapidly extinguished as DivisionFour high-flyers Woodloes Tavern saw off Division Five stragglers Kineton Reserves 8-0.
Robert Milkins also came through his clash by shading Zhou Yuelong by the odd frame in nine, while Jamie Jones saw off Lu Ning 5-2.
March 1965: Semi-final Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea A Peter Thompson solo goal and a Willie Stevenson penalty saw off the Londoners.
He will now play Mark Williams or Ali Carter in the next stage after the former saw off outsider Rory McLeod 6-2 to set up today's meeting with Carter.
In the NEWFA Challenge Cup, Rhos Aelwyd thrashed Johnstown 8-1, Corwen dished out a 5-0 hammering to Hawkesbury Villa, Castell Alun Colts claimed the honours 5-3 at Elements Cefn Druids, Llay Welfare ended up 5-0 winners over Acrefair and Brickfield Rangers saw off Hawarden Rangers 4-1.