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Verb
  • "The manuscript must be shortened"
make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
  • "He shortened his trip due to illness"
make short or shorter
  • "shorten the rope by a few inches"
  • "shorten the skirt"
become short or shorter
  • "In winter, the days shorten"