1. [verb] interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
    Synonyms: break short, break off

  2. [verb] cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"

  3. [verb] make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
    Synonyms: truncate

  4. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: clip, curtail


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