cut short

(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To terminate]
Syn. finish, halt, quit, end abruptly; see end 1 , stop 1 , 2 .
2. [To interrupt]
Syn. intercept, check, halt; see hinder , interrupt 2 .
3. [To truncate]
Syn. abridge, abbreviate, shorten; see decrease 2 .

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  • cut short — index brief, condense, curtail, decrease, discontinue (break continuity), halt, minimize, rescind, retrench …   Law dictionary

  • cut short — [v] bring to an end; leave unfinished abbreviate, abort, abridge, break off, check, diminish, end, finish, halt, hinder, intercept, interrupt, postpone, quit, shorten, stop, terminate; concepts 121,234 Ant. continue, lengthen, prolong …   New thesaurus

  • cut short — verb 1. interrupt before its natural or planned end (Freq. 3) We had to cut short our vacation • Syn: ↑break short, ↑break off • Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑break …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut short — {v.} To stop or interrupt suddenly; end suddenly or too soon. * /Rain cut short the ball game./ * /An auto accident cut short the man s life./ * /When Dick began to tell about his summer vacation the teacher cut him short, saying Tell us about… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut short — {v.} To stop or interrupt suddenly; end suddenly or too soon. * /Rain cut short the ball game./ * /An auto accident cut short the man s life./ * /When Dick began to tell about his summer vacation the teacher cut him short, saying Tell us about… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut\ short — v To stop or interrupt suddenly; end suddenly or too soon. Rain cut short the ball game. An auto accident cut short the man s life. When Dick began to tell about his summer vacation the teacher cut him short, saying tell us about that another… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut short — 1) they cut short their vacation Syn: break off, shorten, truncate, curtail, terminate, end, stop, abort, bring to an untimely end 2) several award recipients were cut short during their acceptance speeches Syn: interrupt, cut off …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • cut short — verb a) Make shorter by cutting The party was cut short because everything was getting broken. b) interrupt and curtail before the planned end time …   Wiktionary

  • cut short — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, abbreviated, abridge, abridged, abstract, abstracted, arrest, block, bob, bobbed, boil down, brake, bring to, bring up short, butchered, capsule, capsulize, capsulized, castrated, check, checkmate, choke,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cut short — interrupt, stop early, make shorter …   English contemporary dictionary

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