abrupt

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈbrʌpt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈbrʌpt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə brupt)


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abrupt

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. the [book, car, story] took an abrupt turn
  2. took an abrupt turn for the worse
  3. came to an abrupt [end, ending] (when)
  4. abrupt changes
  5. abrupt and [unexpected, dramatic, violent, shocking, sudden]
  6. the car came to an abrupt stop
  7. after an abrupt start
  8. came to an abrupt halt
  9. an abrupt transition [between, from]
  10. was an abrupt [drop, increase] (in)
  11. experienced an abrupt [drop] (in)
  12. [less, rather, too] abrupt
  13. in order to avoid abrupt...
  14. gave an abrupt [response, reply]
  15. [answered, spoke] in an abrupt manner
  16. was abrupt with the [student, customer]
  17. didn't mean to [be, sound] abrupt
  18. an abrupt [person, teacher, worker]
  19. the [language, style] seems abrupt
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