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Definition of 'cut short'


  1. interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
       Synonyms: break short break off
  2. cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
  3. make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
       Synonyms: truncate
  4. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
       Synonyms: clip curtail

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