1. Adjective.  Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
  2. Adjective.  Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
  3. Adjective.  Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.
  4. Adjective.  Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected.
  5. Adjective.  (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To tear off or asunder.
  7. Verb.  To interrupt suddenly.
  8. Noun.  (poetic) Something which is abrupt.

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