Interrupt before its natural or planned end:
— We had to cut short our vacation.
Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more
Cause to end earlier than intended.
Make shorter as if by cutting off.
Dutch: afhakken, afkappen
Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent:
— My speech was cut short.
Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abbreviated, abridge, abridged, abstract, abstracted, arrest, block, bob, bobbed, boil down, brake, bring to, bring up short, butchered, capsule, capsulize, capsulized, castrated, check ... show more.
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