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 time."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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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 — 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 — (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

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

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