prevent a long word from going into the next div

<?php
$row_color='blue';
echo'
<style>
    div.col1{width:10%;border-width:1px;border-color:blue;border-style:solid;float:left;}
    div.col2{width:50%;border-width:1px;border-color:blue;border-style:solid;float:left;}
    div.col3{width:40%;border-width:1px;border-color:blue;border-style:solid;float:left;}
</style>
 <div class="col1">stuff</div>
  <div class="col2">stuff</div>
  <div class="col3">stuff</div>
  <div style="clear:both"></div>
   <div class="col1">stuff</div>
  <div class="col2">stuff<br>morestuff<br>looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong word</div>
  <div class="col3">stuff</div>
  <div style="clear:both"></div>
   <div class="col1">stuff</div>
  <div class="col2">stuff</div>
  <div class="col3">stuff</div>

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is there a way to cut off long words (maybe hyphenate long word) because this is cutting into the next column
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rgb192Asked:
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
Add overflow:hidden; to the styles you want to limit the length.
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rgb192Author Commented:
thanks for the answer

now I do not like some of the results (hiding the ends of long words)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/CSS/Q_28135332.html
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