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Definitions and Synonyms of cut short | Another word for cut short | What is cut short?

Definition 1: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent - [verb of change]

Samples where cut short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My speech was cut short
  • Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries

Synonyms for cut short in the sense of this definition

(cut short is a kind of ...) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

Definition 2: interrupt before its natural or planned end - [verb of change]

Samples where cut short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had to cut short our vacation

Synonyms for cut short in the sense of this definition

(cut short is a kind of ...) terminate

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"

(... is a kind of cut short ) interrupt a telephone conversation

Definition 3: make shorter as if by cutting off - [verb of change]

Samples where cut short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • truncate a word
  • Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains

Synonyms for cut short in the sense of this definition

(cut short is a kind of ...) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(cut short implies ...) remove by or as if by cutting

"cut off the ear" "lop off the dead branch"

Definition 4: cause to end earlier than intended - [verb of change]

Samples where cut short or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The spontaneous applause cut the singer short

(cut short is a kind of ...) interfere in someone else's activity

"Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"

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