cut short


cut short
verb
1. interrupt before its natural or planned end (Freq. 3)
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We had to cut short our vacation

Syn: ↑break short, ↑break off
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑break
Hyponyms: ↑hang up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. cause to end earlier than intended (Freq. 1)
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The spontaneous applause cut the singer short

Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

3. make shorter as if by cutting off
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truncate a word

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Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains

Syn: ↑truncate
Derivationally related forms: ↑truncation (for: ↑truncate)
Hypernyms: ↑shorten
Entailment: ↑cut off, ↑chop off, ↑lop off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

4. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
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My speech was cut short

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Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries

Syn: ↑clip, ↑curtail
Derivationally related forms: ↑curtailment (for: ↑curtail)
Hypernyms: ↑shorten
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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phrasal
1. : to arrest or check abruptly : interrupt

his words being cut short by the disturbance in the audience

2. : to terminate usually in an untimely or premature manner : end

illness cutting short his career

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cut short
1. To abridge
2. To make short by cutting
3. To silence by interruption
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Main Entry:cut
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cut short see under ↑cut
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Main Entry:short

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cut short — see short, 2
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Main Entry:cut
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cut short
: to end (something) earlier than expected

We had to cut our vacation short.

The speech was cut short. [=the speech was interrupted and not finished]

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Main Entry:short

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cut short — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To terminate] Syn. finish, halt, quit, end abruptly; see end 1 , stop 1 , 2 . 2. [To interrupt] Syn. intercept, check, halt; see hinder , interrupt 2 . 3. [To truncate] Syn. abridge, abbreviate, shorten; see decrease 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • cut short — interrupt, stop early, make shorter …   English contemporary dictionary


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