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Definitions of shorten:
  • verb:   become short or shorter
    Example: "In winter, the days shorten"
  • verb:   make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    Example: "He shortened his trip due to illness"
  • verb:   make short or shorter
    Example: "Shorten the skirt"
  • verb:   reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    Example: "The manuscript must be shortened"
  • verb:   edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #54245)

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