abrupt departure

sudden departure, sudden leave

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Abrupt — Ab*rupt , a. [L. abruptus, p. p. of abrumpere to break off; ab + rumpere to break. See {Rupture}.] 1. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. Tumbling through ricks abrupt, Thomson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abrupt — 01. His hockey career came to an [abrupt] end because of knee problems. 02. Their honeymoon came to an [abrupt] halt when the bride found her new husband in the arms of another woman. 03. The Finance Minister s [abrupt] departure from the Cabinet …   Grammatical examples in English

  • abrupt — [[t]əbrʌ̱pt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An abrupt change or action is very sudden, often in a way which is unpleasant. Rosie s idyllic world came to an abrupt end when her parents marriage broke up... The recession brought an abrupt halt to this happiness …   English dictionary

  • abrupt — abruptly, adv. abruptness, n. /euh brupt /, adj. 1. sudden or unexpected: an abrupt departure. 2. curt or brusque in speech, manner, etc.: an abrupt reply. 3. terminating or changing suddenly: an abrupt turn in a road. 4. having many sudden… …   Universalium

  • abrupt — ab•rupt [[t]əˈbrʌpt[/t]] adj. 1) sudden or unexpected: an abrupt departure[/ex] 2) curt or brusque in speech or manner: an abrupt reply[/ex] 3) terminating or changing suddenly; sharp: an abrupt turn in the road[/ex] 4) having many sudden changes …   From formal English to slang

  • abrupt — 1. adjective a) Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous. Tumbling through ricks abrupt. b) Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious …   Wiktionary

  • abrupt — adj. 1 sudden and unexpected; hasty (his abrupt departure). 2 (of speech, manner, etc.) uneven; lacking continuity; curt. 3 steep, precipitous. 4 Bot. truncated. 5 Geol. (of strata) suddenly appearing at the surface. Derivatives: abruptly adv.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • departure — noun 1 leaving/going away from a place ADJECTIVE ▪ abrupt, sudden ▪ Everyone was a little puzzled by her sudden departure. ▪ hasty, quick ▪ voluntary …   Collocations dictionary

  • abrupt — adj. Abrupt is used with these nouns: ↑appearance, ↑change, ↑departure, ↑disappearance, ↑dismissal, ↑end, ↑ending, ↑exit, ↑gesture, ↑halt, ↑rise, ↑shift …   Collocations dictionary

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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