saw (something) off of (something)

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saw (something) off of (something)

To use a saw to sever something from someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "saw" and "down." I had to saw the lower limbs off of the tree to keep my young kids from climbing it. The doctors had to saw the gangrenous arm off of the patient.
See also: of, off, saw
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Race officials said the sawing off of a dead horse's leg was standard procedure in such cases.