Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cut_short

4 senses of cut short

Sense 1
cut short, break short, break off -- (interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation")
       => interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")

Sense 2
cut short -- (cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short")
       => interrupt, disrupt -- (interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone")

Sense 3
truncate, cut short -- (make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains")
       => shorten -- (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness")

Sense 4
clip, curtail, cut short -- (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")
       => shorten -- (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness")

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