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abridgeverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈbrɪdʒ/
to make a ​book, ​play, or ​piece of writing ​shorter by ​removingdetails and ​information that is not ​important: The ​book was abridged for ​children.
abridged
adjective uk   us   /əˈbrɪdʒd/
the abridged edition/​version of her ​novel
abridgment
noun [C or U] (also abridgement) uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of abridge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abridgeverb [T]

 us   /əˈbrɪdʒ/
to make a written ​textshorter
abridged
adjective  us   /əˈbrɪdʒd/
They ​listened to an abridged ​version on ​tape.
(Definition of abridge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abridge”
in Spanish abreviar, compendiar…
in Vietnamese rút ngắn…
in Malaysian ringkas…
in Thai ย่อ, ตัดทอน…
in French abréger…
in German kürzen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 删节, 节略…
in Indonesian meringkas…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪節, 節略…
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