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English definition of “shortcut”

shortcut

noun [C]    /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt/
a route that is more direct than the usual route, or a quicker way of doing something: The kids take a shortcut through the parking lot to get to school. Don't use shortcuts to solve the problem, or the answer is likely to be wrong.
(Definition of shortcut noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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