HyperDic: cut_short

English > 4 senses of the expression cut short:
VERBchangecut short, break short, break offinterrupt before its natural or planned end / end
changecut shortcause to end earlier than intended
changecut short, truncatemake shorter / shorter as if by cutting off
changecut short, clip, curtailterminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end / end or its full extent
English > cut short: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninginterrupt before its natural or planned end / end.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We had to cut short our vacation"
Synonymsbreak short, break off
Narrowerhang upinterrupt a telephone conversation
Broaderinterrupt, breakterminate
Spanishsuspender
English > cut short: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCause to end earlier than intended.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broaderinterrupt, disruptinterfere in someone else's activity
Spanishcortar
Catalantallar
English > cut short: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake shorter / shorter as if by cutting off.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymtruncate
Entailscut off, chop off, lop offRemove by or as if by cutting
Broadershortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
Spanishacortar, atajar, desgastar, truncar
Catalanatallar, desgastar, escurçar, fer drecera, truncar
English > cut short: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningterminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end / end or its full extent.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"My speech was cut short"
Synonymsclip, curtail
Broadershortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
Spanishacortar, atajar, diminuir, recortar
Catalanatallar, escurçar, fer drecera, retallar

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