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    cut short

    cut short - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cut short

    Definition
    (verb) interrupt before its natural or planned end
    Synonyms : break off , break short
    Example Sentence
    • We had to cut short our vacation
    Definition
    (verb) cause to end earlier than intended
    Example Sentence
    • The spontaneous applause cut the singer short
    Definition
    (verb) make shorter as if by cutting off
    Synonyms : truncate
    Example Sentence
    • truncate a word
    • Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains
    Definition
    (verb) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    Synonyms : clip , curtail
    Example Sentence
    • My speech was cut short
    • Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries
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