foreshorten Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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foreshortenverb [T]

uk   /fɔːˈʃɔː.tən/  us   /fɔːrˈʃɔːr.t̬ən/
to ​reduce something or make it ​shorter: Smoking was ​certainly one of the ​factors that foreshortened his ​life. specialized art to ​draw, ​paint, or ​photographpeople or ​objects to make them ​seemsmaller or ​closer together than they really are
foreshortened
adjective uk   /-tənd/  us   /-t̬ənd/
(Definition of foreshorten from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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