cut+short

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

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 cut short — interrupt, stop early, make shorter …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 cut short — 1. Bring to a sudden close, end abruptly. 2. Check suddenly, hinder from proceeding. 3. Abridge, diminish …

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  • 13 cut short — idi to end abruptly before completion; interrupt or terminate …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 cut short his career — unexpectedly ended his career …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 To cut short — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 To cut short — Short Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 life was cut short — he died prematurely, he died before his proper time …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 Cut — (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Cut — (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 cut — or short cut [kut] vt. cut, cutting [ME cutten, kytten < Late OE * cyttan < Scand base seen in Swed dial., Ice kuta, to cut with a knife: the word replaced OE ceorfan (see CARVE), snithan, scieran (see SHEAR) as used in its basic senses] I… …

    English World dictionary


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