Definition of abruptly
: in an abrupt manner : in a sudden and unexpected way He left abruptly. The car swerved abruptly onto the exit ramp. Her career as a psychologist ended abruptly several years ago when a hacker broke into some of her private client files and made them public …— Michael Logan The small, rocky Anacapa Island [California] has steep cliffs which rise abruptly from the ocean on almost every side …— David J. Rutherford
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