shortcut Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shortcut" in British English

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shortcutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɔːt.kʌt/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt-/
a ​route that ​leads from one ​place to another and is ​quicker and more ​direct than the ​usualroute: I ​know a shortcut totown. a ​quicker way of doing something in ​order to ​savetime or ​effort a ​quick way to ​start or use a ​computerprogram: a shortcut ​key
(Definition of shortcut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shortcut" in American English

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shortcutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt/
a ​route that is more ​direct than the ​usualroute, or a ​quicker way of doing something: The ​kids take a shortcut through the ​parking lot to get to ​school. Don't use shortcuts to ​solve the ​problem, or the ​answer is ​likely to be ​wrong.
(Definition of shortcut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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