What does cut short mean?

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  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see cut,‎ short.
  2. (idiomatic) To interrupt or curtail before the planned end time.
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Her yelp was cut short when she landed hard on the ground, grass molding about her form, with the air knocked out of her.
Bresson gives us the beginnings and ends of conversations, cut short by dissolves or fades to black.
Gracie sits next to a rosebud and tree trunk, a poignant reminder of a life cut short.
Another charge was cut short illegally by a tug from Barker five yards to the left of the penalty area.
Conlon's rocket sent his side's supporters into raptures but O'Donohoe held his nerve to cut short the Sligo side's premature celebrations.
He stared wide eyed at the creatures before him, his last yowl of pain being cut short.

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