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English definition of “foreshorten”


verb [T]     /fɔːˈʃɔː.tən/ US  /fɔːrˈʃɔːr.t̬ən/
to reduce something or make it shorter : Smoking was certainly one of the factors that foreshortened his life .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong specialized art to draw , paint , or photograph people or objects to make them seem smaller or closer together than they really arePainting, drawing and printing foreshortened     /-tənd/ US  /-t̬ənd/ adjective Painting, drawing and printing
(Definition of foreshorten verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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