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noun [countable] shortcut pronunciation in American English /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt/
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  1. 1
    a path or way of going somewhere that is quicker and shorter than the usual way
    take a shortcut:

    On the way home we took a shortcut to avoid traffic.

  2. 2
    a quicker way than usual to do or achieve something, often a method that produces a result that is not good enough

    a lawyer accused of taking legal shortcuts (=not performing all the necessary parts of a legal process)

  3. 3
    computing a computer icon or a combination of keys on the keyboard such as “Alt + C” that helps you do something on the computer more quickly, for example go to a particular program or copy information

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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