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noun [C, usually singular] UK (US short list) uk   /ˈʃɔːt.lɪst/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt-/
a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job or prize, made from a longer list of people originally considered, and from which one person will be chosen: We've drawn up (= decided) a shortlist for the job. She's on the shortlist for a first novel prize.
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verb [T] UK (US short-list) uk   us  
His latest novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.
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