shorten - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˈʃɔː(r)t(ə)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theyshorten
he/she/itshortens
present participleshortening
past tenseshortened
past participleshortened
  1. to become shorter, or to make something shorter

    a proposal to shorten the long summer holidays