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verb [T] uk   us   /əˈbrɪdʒ/
to make a book, play, or piece of writing shorter by removing details and information that is not important: The book was abridged for children.
adjective uk   us   /əˈbrɪdʒd/
the abridged edition/version of her novel
noun [C or U] (also abridgement) uk   us   /-mənt/
Translations of “abridge”
in Vietnamese rút ngắn…
in Spanish abreviar, compendiar…
in Thai ย่อ, ตัดทอน…
in Malaysian ringkas…
in French abréger…
in German kürzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪節, 節略…
in Indonesian meringkas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 删节, 节略…
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