cut short, break short, break off(verb)
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"
truncate, cut short(verb)
make shorter as if by cutting off
"truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
clip, curtail, cut short(verb)
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"
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