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cut short

verb

1 cut short

Interrupt before its natural or planned end:
— We had to cut short our vacation.

synonyms: break off, break short.

Roget 142: cease, discontinue, desist, stay, halt; break off, leave off; hold, stop, pull up, stop short; stick, hang fire; halt; ... show more

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

Dutch: onderbreken



2 cut short

Cause to end earlier than intended.

3 cut short

Make shorter as if by cutting off.

synonym: truncate.

Dutch: afhakken, afkappen

4 cut short

Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent:
— My speech was cut short.

synonyms: clip, curtail.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more


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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