[v] 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"
[v] make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
[v] interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
[v] cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
[v] as of hair; "She wanted her hair cropped short"