Thesaurus for shorten
Definition of shorten
- (v): edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
- (v): reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
- (v): become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"
- (v): make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
- (v): make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"