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shorten
'ʃɔːrtən
Main
English Definition
(动) As a verb
  1. Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.
  2. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
  3. Become short or shorter.
  4. Make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration.
  5. Make short or shorter.
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb
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弄短nòngduǎnto shorten; shortening
缩短suōduǎnto curtail; to cut down
减少jiǎnshǎoto lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower
缩小suōxiǎoto reduce; to decrease; to shrink
tuǒclip; shorten; throw away
zhòuto shrink; to contract; to deflate; to shorten; to reduce in length
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