Meaning of “shortcut” in the English Dictionary

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"shortcut" in British English

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shortcutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃɔːt.kʌt/ us /ˈʃɔːrt-/

(Definition of “shortcut” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shortcutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt/

a route that is more direct than the usual route, 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)