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Meaning of CUT SHORT

Pronunciation:  kut short

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  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. [v]  make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
  3. [v]  interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
  4. [v]  cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
  5. [v]  as of hair; "She wanted her hair cropped short"
 
 Synonyms: break off, break short, clip, crop, curtail, truncate
 
 See Also: break, chop off, cut, cut off, disrupt, hang up, interrupt, lop off, shorten

 

 

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