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Shorten (IPA: /ˈʃɔɹtən/)

Shorten (a.)

To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.

Shorten (a.)

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.

Shorten (a.)

To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of.

Shorten (a.)

To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like.

Shorten (v. i.)

To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold.


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Shorten Synonyms

Cut, Contract, Foreshorten, Abbreviate, Abridge, Reduce

Shorten Synonyms

Expurgate, Bowdlerise, Bowdlerize, Castrate

Shorten Rhymes

Borten, Borton, Corten, Dorton, Forton, Gorton, Horten, Horton, Korten, Lorton, Morten, Morton, Norton, Orten, Orton, Shorten, Thorton, Warton, Wharton, Whorton

Mcnorton, Throgmorton

Shorten (Last Name / Surname)

Shorten is the #31,790 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 726 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Shorten in Spanish is Acortar

Tagalog Translation

Shorten in Tagalog is Paikliin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Fronting on me will shorten your life-span." - 50 Cent

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