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shortlist

noun [C, usually singular] uk UK ( US short list)   /ˈʃɔːt.lɪst/ us    /ˈʃɔːrt-/
a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job or prize, made from a longer list of people originally considered, and from which one person will be chosen: We've drawn up (= decided) a shortlist for the job. She's on the shortlist for a first novel prize.
shortlist
verb [T] uk UK ( US short-list)   us  
His latest novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.
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