Definition of cut short
- We had to cut our vacation short.
- The speech was cut short.
: to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument
: to hurt the feelings of
: to strike sharply with a cutting effect
: a product of cutting: such as
: an opening made with an edged instrument
: a wound made by something sharp : gash
: marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature
: having little length
: not tall or high : low
: not extended in time : brief
: in a curt manner
: for or during a brief time
: at a disadvantage : unawares
: the sum and substance : upshot
: a short syllable
: a short sound or signal
: shortchange, cheat
: to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices
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