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Synonyms for shorten

Synonyms for shorten

to make short or shorter the duration or extent of

Synonyms for shorten

make short or shorter

become short or shorter

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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Shorten will appear again by video link next month.
The crack/arc combination gives us an easy adjustment to shorten our ball-carrier's distance into open space.
Shorten or remove all competing leaders (may have to do in two stages if > 3).
Shorten and Hooven limit their conclusion to the assertion that "there is no completed exposure pathway for lead from the most contaminated surfaces to the children in these schools.
Many of the country's baby boomers, who are now hitting their 50's, are opting to shorten their mortgage terms from a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to a 15-year mortgage, allowing them to be mortgage-free by the age of 65 to enjoy their retirement years.
Mr Shorten either doesn't understand the importance of policies which deter vulnerable people undertaking dangerous journeys on people smuggling boats or he is recklessly playing politics with people's lives.
Shorten has moved to mobilise families against the Abbott government in the next election.
Friends President Lois Shorten said 60 members donate money, but very few step forward to attend the four meetings per year to plan projects for helping out the library.
Gluing pig bristles to ant legs to lengthen their strides or trimming the insects' legs to shorten their steps distorts their judgments of distance, say researchers.
Norsolene hydrocarbon resin is available in molten form, which is said to simplify product handling, enabling hot-melt adhesive manufacturers to shorten production cycling times and boost overall efficiency, according to the company.
My doctor advised me to start a flexibility program to stretch the hamstrings during the healing process so that they would not shorten as a result of the injury.
Bill Shorten was elected on Sunday as the new leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Between 8 and 10 April 2013, the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten, will lead a superannuation and financial services delegation to Beijing and Shanghai.