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  1. ab·rupt·ly
    IPA[əˈbrəptlē]
  2. adverb

    • 1. suddenly and unexpectedly:

      the film ends rather abruptly a drama about two young brothers who are abruptly abandoned by their father
    • 2. in a rude or curt manner:

      she barely conceals her irritation and speaks briefly and abruptly to the woman
    • 3. steeply; precipitously:

      the forested terrain ascends abruptly
    • adverb

      suddenly and unexpectedly:

      in a rude or curt manner:

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