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