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 for cut short
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cut short
      v 1: interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut
           short our vacation" [syn: cut short, break short,
           break off]
      2: cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause
         cut the singer short"
      3: make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word";
         "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains" [syn:
         truncate, cut short]
      4: 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" [syn: clip, curtail, cut

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "cut short":
     abbreviate, abbreviated, abridge, abridged, abstract, abstracted,
     arrest, block, bob, bobbed, boil down, brake, bring to,
     bring up short, butchered, capsule, capsulize, capsulized,
     castrated, check, checkmate, choke, choke off, clip, clipped,
     compress, compressed, condense, condensed, contract, crop, cropped,
     curtail, curtailed, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off,
     cut off short, dam, deadlock, digested, dispose of, do away with,
     dock, docked, draw rein, dumbfound, elide, elided, elliptic, end,
     epitomize, finish, finish off, foreshorten, freeze, gag, garbled,
     get rid of, halt, hashed, hush, hush-hush, kill, lopped,
     make away with, mangled, mow, mowed, mown, muffle, mutilated,
     muzzle, nip, nipped, poll, pollard, polled, prune, pruned, pull up,
     put paid to, put to silence, quiet, quieten, reap, reaped, recap,
     recapitulate, reduce, retrench, shave, shaved, shear, sheared,
     short-cut, shorten, shortened, shush, shut down on, silence,
     slaughter, snub, snubbed, soft-pedal, squash, squelch, stalemate,
     stall, stay, stem, stem the tide, stifle, still, stop, stop cold,
     stop dead, stop short, strike dumb, stunt, sum up, summarize,
     synopsize, take in, take off, telescope, throttle, to, trim,
     trimmed, truncate, truncated

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