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English definition of “abridge”


verb [T]     /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 .Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing abridged     /əˈbrɪdʒd/ adjective the abridged edition / version of her novel Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing abridgment (also abridgement)     /-mənt/ noun [C or U]
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