interrupt before its natural or planned end;
"We had to cut short our vacation"
cause to end earlier than intended;
"The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
make shorter as if by cutting off;
"truncate a word"
"Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent;
"My speech was cut short"
"Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
- He cut short his tour abroad and retuned to Paris.
- His hair has been cut short.
- He cut short his holiday to deal with the crisis.