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English verb: cut short

1. cut short (change) interrupt before its natural or planned end


SamplesWe had to cut short our vacation.


Synonymsbreak off, break short


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, interrupt


Narrower (hyponym)hang up

2. cut short (change) cause to end earlier than intended


SamplesThe spontaneous applause cut the singer short.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disrupt, interrupt

3. cut short (change) make shorter as if by cutting off


SamplesTruncate a word.
Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains.


Synonymstruncate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shorten


Entailchop off, cut off, lop off

4. cut short (change) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent


SamplesMy speech was cut short.
Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries.


Synonymsclip, curtail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shorten









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