1. cut short (Freq. 1)

a sawed-off shotgun


a sawed-off broomstick


the shortened rope was easier to use

Syn: ↑sawed-off, ↑sawn-off
Similar to: ↑short
2. cut short in duration

the abbreviated speech


her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking


an unsatisfactory truncated conversation

Syn: ↑abbreviated, ↑truncated
Similar to: ↑short
3. with parts removed

the drastically cut film

Syn: ↑cut
Similar to: ↑abridged
4. shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another

a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars


years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream

Syn: ↑telescoped
Similar to: ↑short

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abridged, condensed, summarized, abbreviated, abstracted

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shortened adj

“I've” is the shortened form of “I have.”

I heard a shortened version of the song on the radio.

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Main Entry:shorten

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shortened — adj. Shortened is used with these nouns: ↑version …   Collocations dictionary

  • shortened — un·shortened; …   English syllables

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  • shortened — adj. made shorter, cut short, abbreviated, truncated short·en || ʃɔrtn / ʃɔːtn v. make shorter, abbreviate, cut, truncate; become shorter; add shortening, add butter or other fat …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • shortened imperative — shortened command, abbreviated command …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shortened course — special program which allows one to arrive at the desired result more quickly …   English contemporary dictionary

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