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foreshorten

verb

1 foreshorten

Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.

synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, shorten.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Dutch: bekorten, samentrekken, verkorten, versimpelen



2 foreshorten

Shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth.


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, dock, elide, epitomize ... show more.

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