cut short

Definitions of cut short
  1. verb
    make shorter as if by cutting off
    synonyms: truncate
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    type of:
    shorten
    make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
  2. verb
    cause to end earlier than intended
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    type of:
    disrupt, interrupt
    interfere in someone else's activity
  3. verb
    interrupt before its natural or planned end
    “We had to cut short our vacation”
    synonyms: break off, break short
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    types:
    hang up
    interrupt a telephone conversation
    type of:
    break, interrupt
    terminate
  4. verb
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    “My speech was cut short
    synonyms: clip, curtail
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    type of:
    shorten
    make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
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