cut short


: to end (something) earlier than expected
We had to cut our vacation short.
The speech was cut short.

Examples of cut short in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three were taking a walk Saturday when violence cut short a weekend of family events that included bowling and a trip to the movies. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 After injuries to key players cut short the last three Clippers seasons — and after the team arrived to training camp fully healthy — any injury is viewed especially warily by the Clippers. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Her most recent tour, Madame X, which was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, saw Madonna looking to reinvent her stage performance once again in a more intimate, almost cabaret form, mostly eschewing arenas for spaces like the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ben Sisario, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2023 The film, which will premiere at the upcoming Hawaii International Film Festival, tells the tale of a man whose promising piano career is cut short by a wrist injury. Patrick Frater, Variety, 7 Oct. 2023 Her sentence included 4 to 12 years in prison — which was cut short when she was released in February 2021. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 In her upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, Spears talks about losing out the role and being thankful that her acting career was cut short. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 23 Oct. 2023 Tim Flannery’s rollicking life as an athlete and a musician was nearly cut short by a staph infection. Scott Miller, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Cut short.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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