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Synonyms for cut short

interrupt before its natural or planned end

cause to end earlier than intended

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make shorter as if by cutting off

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terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

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All things considered, monstrous as it was to be cut short in his inquiries, the old gentleman submitted, pocketed the change, and followed his son into the dining-room.
He commenced a passionate protestation of the truth and fervour of his attachment, which I cut short by another question:-
Everything else was unchanged, the sun still shining mercilessly on the steaming marsh and the tall pinnacle of the mountain, and I could scarce persuade myself that murder had been actually done and a human life cruelly cut short a moment since before my eyes.
My thoughts were cut short by the advent of several young females bearing loads of weapons, silks, furs, jewels, cooking utensils, and casks of food and drink, including considerable loot from the air craft.
Newman was very, very far from having the appearance of a gouty subject, and so Kate could not help thinking; but the conference was cut short by Mrs Nickleby's insisting on having the door shut, lest Mr Noggs should take cold, and further persisting in sending the servant girl for a coach, for fear he should bring on another attack of his disorder.
Here the old gentleman got out and helped out the old lady, and then took from under the seat a nosegay resembling in shape and dimensions a full-sized warming-pan with the handle cut short off.
The king cut short the conversation by a fresh question.
He was so good and so anxious to learn, and flushed so pink, that his education was cut short, and he was left to his own devices by every one except the Senior Subaltern, who continued to make life a burden to The Worm.
THE first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said.
QUETTA -- While the authorities have cut short the three-month-long vacations by 15 days in a bid to improve the quality of education in Balochistan, no actions have been taken to facilitate schools with basic necessities like gas, electricity and water yet.
His life has been so tragically cut short but we will cherish and treasure the memories we all shared forever.
The state-run pension fund Government Service Insurance System has cut short the processing periods for members and retirees' benefits.
Summary: Three-time PM is known as a protege of former military dictator Zia-ul-Haq and has twice forced his way back into office after his tenure was cut short
Turkey has denied Bulgarian media reports suggesting that the term of appointment of its consul general Alper Aktas in Plovdiv was allegedly cut short.
CHELSEA could cut short Patrick Bamford and Nathaniel Chalobah's seasonlong loan spells.