cut short

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cut short

  1. Make shorter by cutting
  2. (idiomatic) interrupt and curtail before the planned end time.
    The party was cut short because everything was getting broken.
    • 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”[1], The Guardian:
      The Reggie Clemons case has been a cause of legal dispute for the past two decades. Prosecutors alleged that he and his co-defendants brutally cut short the lives of Julie and Robin Kerry, sisters who had just started college and had their whole adult lives ahead of them.


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