quickly and without warning (Freq. 9)

he stopped suddenly

Syn: ↑suddenly, ↑short, ↑dead
Derived from adjective: ↑sudden (for: ↑suddenly), ↑abrupt

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  • Abruptly — Ab*rupt ly, adv. 1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly. [1913 Webster] 2. Precipitously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abruptly — adv. Abruptly is used with these verbs: ↑abandon, ↑awake, ↑awaken, ↑break, ↑cease, ↑curtail, ↑cut, ↑disappear, ↑drop, ↑end, ↑halt, ↑interrupt, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • abruptly — abrupt ► ADJECTIVE 1) sudden and unexpected. 2) brief to the point of rudeness; curt. 3) steep. DERIVATIVES abruptly adverb abruptness noun. ORIGIN Latin abruptus broken off, steep , from rumpere break …   English terms dictionary

  • abruptly — adverb see abrupt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abruptly — See abrupt. * * * …   Universalium

  • abruptly — adverb a) In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly. b) precipitously …   Wiktionary

  • abruptly — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, bang, bearishly, bluffly, bluntly, boorishly, brashly, brusquely, cavalierly, churlishly, crustily, curtly, dash, forthwith, gruffly, harshly, hastily, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong …   Moby Thesaurus

  • abruptly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without any warning: short, suddenly. Idiom: all of a sudden. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

  • abruptly — É™ brÊŒptlɪ adv. suddenly; without continuity; steeply …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abruptly — abrupt·ly …   English syllables

  • abruptly — See: abrupt …   English dictionary

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