What is the meaning of the word cut short?

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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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The guard's interrogatory was cut short as a beagle began tearing at his trouser leg.
His strawberry blonde hair was cut short, highlighting his strong jaw and contrasting with his leaf green eyes.
Her rather revealing history lesson was cut short at the sharp protestations of the door as it was pushed open.
His face was roundish, his eyes some unidentifiable dark color while his hair was golden brown, cut short with highlights of red here and there.
Her yelp was cut short when she landed hard on the ground, grass molding about her form, with the air knocked out of her.
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.

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