Cut short in duration:
— Her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking.
Shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another.
With parts removed.
Moby thesaurus: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed, brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, cropped ... show more.
Make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration.
Dutch: abbreviëren, afkorten, verkorten
Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements:
— The manuscript must be shortened.
Dutch: bekorten, samentrekken, verkorten, versimpelen
Make short or shorter.
Become short or shorter.
Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.
Dutch: censureren, zuiveren, castigeren, kuisen
Moby thesaurus: abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, bate, be telegraphic, bob, bobtail, boil down, brief, capsule, capsulize, circumscribe, clip, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate, condense ... show more.
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