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shortenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈʃɔː.tən/  us   /ˈʃɔːr-/
C1 to become shorter or to make something shorter: As you grow older, your spine shortens by about an inch. I've asked him to shorten my grey trousers. The name William is often shortened to Bill.
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