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meanings of abrupt


  1. Broken off. <ref name =SOED/>.
  2. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
  3. Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected; disjointed.
  4. Broken away (from restraint).
  5. Curt in manner.
  6. Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
  7. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.


  1. To tear off or asunder.
  2. To interrupt suddenly.


  1. Something which is abrupt; an abyss.

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