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English definition of “shorten”


verb [I or T]     /ˈʃɔː.tən/ US  /ˈʃɔːr-/
C1 to become shorter or to make something shorter : As you grow older , your spine shortens by about an inch . I've asked him to shorten my grey trousers . The name 'William' is often shortened to ' Bill '.Low, short and shallowKnitting and sewing
(Definition of shorten verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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