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telescope

noun [C] uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.skəʊp/ us    /-ə.skoʊp/
B2 a cylinder-shaped device for making objects that are far away look nearer and larger, using a combination of lenses, or lenses and curved mirrors
telescopic
adjective uk   /ˌtel.ɪˈskɒp.ɪk/ us    /-əˈskɑː.pɪk/
a telescopic lens

telescope

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.skəʊp/ us    /-ə.skoʊp/
to make or become shorter by reducing the length of the parts: We had to telescope five visits into two days.
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