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foreshorten

verb [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 photograph people or objects to make them seem smaller or closer together than they really are
foreshortened
adjective uk   /-tənd/  us   /-t̬ənd/
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