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cut short meaning and definition

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Definition of cut short (verb)

  1. interrupt before its natural or planned end
  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
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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