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verb [T] uk   /əˈbrɪdʒ/ us  
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   /əˈbrɪdʒd/ us  
the abridged edition/version of her novel
noun [C or U] uk ( also abridgement)   /-mənt/ us  
Translations of “abridge”
in Spanish abreviar, compendiar…
in French abréger…
in German kürzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪節, 節略…
in Chinese (Simplified) 删节, 节略…
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