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verb [transitive] abridge pronunciation in British English /əˈbrɪdʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyabridge
he/she/itabridges
present participleabridging
past tenseabridged
past participleabridged
  1. to produce a shorter form of a book, play etc by making cuts in the original
    The Editor reserves the right to abridge readers’ letters.

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noun [countable/uncountable]
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pluralabridgements

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