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shorten (v)
Definition: become short or shorter
Example: In winter, the days shorten.
Definition: become short or shorter
Example: In winter, the days shorten.
Definition: become short or shorter
Example: In winter, the days shorten.
shorten (v)
Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example: The manuscript must be shortened.
Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example: The manuscript must be shortened.
Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example: The manuscript must be shortened.
shorten (v)
Definition: make short or shorter
Example: shorten the skirt. shorten the rope by a few inches.
Definition: make short or shorter
Example: shorten the skirt. shorten the rope by a few inches.
Definition: make short or shorter
Example: shorten the skirt. shorten the rope by a few inches.
shorten (v)
Definition: make shorter than originally intended
Example: He shortened his trip due to illness.
Definition: make shorter than originally intended
Example: He shortened his trip due to illness.
Definition: make shorter than originally intended
Example: He shortened his trip due to illness.
shorten (v)
Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
Example: bowdlerize a novel.
Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
Example: bowdlerize a novel.
Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
Example: bowdlerize a novel.