break short


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Verb1.break short - interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
hang up - interrupt a telephone conversation
break, interrupt - terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
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Your highness must break short this present mummery.
I go in for the team talk and then cut my break short.
Sugar will break short his holiday on his yacht in the Mediterranean to fly back to London this weekend to finalise a pay deal with Ferdinand.
Disgusted Marty Myles was due to stay at the holiday park in Prestatyn for five nights but cut his break short after just one day because of the "shocking state of the accommodation", taking his wife and two children, aged four and 20 months, to a nearby hotel.
It also wrecked my summer holidays because I had to cut my break short and report back to the club after feeling it on a couple of runs.
Workers are so exhausted they cut their lunch break short in order to race back to sleep under their work benches.
She is even cutting her summer break short so she can involve the new first year students immediately with plenty of events organised for freshers' week.