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Meaning of “bring sb up short” in the English Dictionary

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bring sb up short

to make someone ​suddenlystop doing something or ​talking, usually because they are ​surprised: Her ​rudenessbrought me up ​short.
(Definition of bring sb up short from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bring sb up short”
in Chinese (Simplified) (因惊讶)使(某人)突然停止,使(某人)愣住…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因驚訝)使(某人)突然停止,使(某人)愣住…
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