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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: shorten(0.00957 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to shorten.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
v 1: make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in
length or duration; “He shortened his trip due to
illness” [ant: lengthen]
2: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; “The
manuscript must be shortened” [syn: abridge, foreshorten,
abbreviate, cut, contract, reduce] [ant: elaborate]
3: make short or shorter; “shorten the skirt”; “shorten the
rope by a few inches”
4: become short or shorter; “In winter, the days shorten” [ant:
5: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate;
“bowdlerize a novel” [syn: bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate,
English → English (gcide)
Shorten \Short"en\, v. i.
To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern
latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by
Shorten \Short"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shortened ?; p. pr. &
vb. n. Shortening.] [See Short, a.]
1. To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as,
to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of
2. To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to
lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to
shorten work, an allowance of food, etc.
Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am
shortened by my chain. --Dryden.
3. To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of.
Spoiled of his nose, and shortened of his ears.
4. To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard,
pot liquor, or the like.
To shorten a rope (Naut.), to take in the slack of it.
To shorten sail (Naut.), to reduce sail by taking it in.