cut short

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, choke off, clip, clipped, compress, compressed, condense, condensed, contract, crop, cropped, curtail, curtailed, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, dam, deadlock, digested, dispose of, do away with, dock, docked, draw rein, dumbfound, elide, elided, elliptic, end, epitomize, finish, finish off, foreshorten, freeze, gag, garbled, get rid of, halt, hashed, hush, hush-hush, kill, lopped, make away with, mangled, mow, mowed, mown, muffle, mutilated, muzzle, nip, nipped, poll, pollard, polled, prune, pruned, pull up, put paid to, put to silence, quiet, quieten, reap, reaped, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, shave, shaved, shear, sheared, short-cut, shorten, shortened, shush, shut down on, silence, slaughter, snub, snubbed, soft-pedal, squash, squelch, stalemate, stall, stay, stem, stem the tide, stifle, still, stop, stop cold, stop dead, stop short, strike dumb, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take in, take off, telescope, throttle, to, trim, trimmed, truncate, truncated

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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

  • 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

  • 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

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