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cut short

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cut short, break short, break offverb

    interrupt before its natural or planned end

    "We had to cut short our vacation"

    stop, break away, clip, break short, come off, break off, chip, truncate, discontinue, chip off, snap off, curtail, break, cut off, knap

  2. cut shortverb

    cause to end earlier than intended

    "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"

    truncate, clip, break off, curtail, break short

  3. truncate, cut shortverb

    make shorter as if by cutting off

    "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"

    truncate, clip, break off, curtail, break short

  4. clip, curtail, cut shortverb

    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"

    restrict, cut back, break short, jog, prune, crop, clip, curtail, trim, dress, trot, snip off, break off, truncate, lop, curb, snip, nip off

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cut short

    bring to a sudden close, end abruptly

  2. cut short

    check suddenly, hinder from proceeding

  3. cut short

    abridge, diminish

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  1. Enos Cabell:

    He was one of the greatest pitchers we ever had and probably would have been in the Hall of Fame if his career was not cut short, on the mound, he was devastating and intimidating. Nobody wanted to face him. Guys on the other team would say that they were sick to avoid facing him. This is very sad news. He will be missed.

  2. Shane Fitzsimmons:

    Each one of those is a story of grief, of profound loss, and great sadness, of lives cut short, and of families being changed forever.

  3. Ehsan Shahalami:

    He had a lot of dreams, and he accomplished some of them, his others were cut short by this heinous act.

  4. The OECD:

    The number of lives cut short by air pollution is already terrible and the potential rise in the next few decades is terrifying, if this is not motivation enough to act, this report shows there will also be a heavy economic cost to not taking action.

  5. Clayton Guyton:

    A good Samaritan, somebody that goes out of her way to help somebody, her life was cut short.


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