Cut Short Meaning
(idiomatic) interrupt and curtail before the planned end time.
Example: Make shorter by cutting
The party was cut short because everything was getting broken.
2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, â€œDeath penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?â€, The Guardian:
The Reggie Clemons case has been a cause of legal dispute for the past two decades. Prosecutors alleged that he and his co-defendants brutally cut short the lives of Julie and Robin Kerry, sisters who had just started college and had their whole adult lives ahead of them.