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  Definition of cut short
  1. 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"
  2. make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
  3. interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
  4. cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
Similar Words: clip, curtail, truncate, break short, break off

 

Hyponyms: hang up

 

Entailments: cut off, chop off, lop off

 

Derivational Morphology: curtailment, truncation

 

Anagrams: shortcut

 

 
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