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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

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Duterte's trip to China was initially supposed to be for eight days bit has been cut short to just five.
Andrew Coonan, secretary of the IJA, said: "The importance of this insurance scheme cannot be emphasised enough, Over the past three years in which we have had this cover, we have seen number of riders whose careers have been cut short by injury.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jun 12 (ANI): Indore Mayor Malini Gaur on Wednesday cut short the singing of the national anthem and asked for Vande Mataram in its place at a meeting, an action that may stir controversy.
However, the celebrations could still be cut short, because unfortunately, Leo isn't the only con artist in his family who is pulling a fast one on the couple or their loved ones.
The worship and prayer service was cut short after a court order declaring the legitimacy of AIC Kenya group was read to the faithful by the church secretary Wesley Cheruiyot.
This was not the first time Duterte cut short a visit in a foreign country.
The Middlesborough defender, signed on a seasonlong loan deal by former manager Alan Stubbs, has seen his deal cut short as he joins Birmingham City striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen in leaving the club this week.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen - who did a remarkable job wooing independent candidates to the PTI side post the July 25 election - has cut short an overseas trip and reached Pakistan days ahead of the presidential election to drum up support for Dr Arif Alvi.
He said the country's success story was cut short in the 1960s, while the economic reforms were cut short during the 1990s.Iqbal further said everyone is willing to think of investing in CPEC globally.
GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue state has decided to cut short his vacation which is supposed to end this Friday.
A large majority (95%) agreed the fixed term could be cut short in certain circumstances.
On Monday, the firm, considered to be the third largest private-sector bank in the nation, said that its board of directors had accepted a request from the CEO to cut short her tenure.