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abridgeverb [T]

uk   /əˈbrɪdʒ/ us   /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.
abridged
adjective uk   /əˈbrɪdʒd/ us   /əˈbrɪdʒd/
the abridged edition/version of her novel
abridgment
noun [C or U] also abridgement uk   /əˈbrɪdʒ.mənt/ us   /əˈbrɪdʒ.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 text shorter
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 resumir, 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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