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shorten

verb [T]  us   /ˈʃɔr·tən/

shorten verb [T] (LENGTH)

to make something shorter in length, distance, or height: I’d like to have this jacket shortened by about two inches.

shorten verb [T] (TIME)

to make something shorter in time: A high school knee injury probably shortened his football career.
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