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

  • But he wishes the nation's "key thinkers" could adopt his schedule; he is convinced it would shorten the war.
  • He told me, "We're going to do something that I can't tell you about right now, but if it works, it will end or significantly shorten the war.
  • PTI talks to Daniel Kripke, of California's Scripps Clinic Sleep Center, about how a night's sleep can prolongor shortenyour life.
News & Articles

  • Cheating Ourselves of Sleep
    Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may even shorten your life.
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times
  • Personal Health: Cheating Ourselves of Sleep
    Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may even shorten your life.        
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times
  • Tim Tebow's Improved Mechanics Must Stand Up To Preseason Pressure
    Stop me if you've heard this before: Tim Tebow has been working hard to improve his mechanics and shorten his throwing motion.  According to multiple NFL insiders, including Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post , Tebow's throwing motion is " noticeably improved ," and he's much more accurate with his passes as a result: Though Tebow didn't get much work done with the New England Patriots during the ...
    June 16, 2013 - Bleacher Report
Quotes

  • Brian Cashman in ESPN
    The surgery that will just repair the labrum tear right now would shorten his rehab,Cashman said. "Then, following the conclusion of the season, going in and repair the remaining aspects that need to be repaired."
  • David Stern in Los Angeles Times
    All I can say is that he's looking for anything that will somehow shorten the sentence, and it's not going to happen,Stern said.
  • Urban Meyer in Seattle Times
    They wanted to shorten the game. I remember looking out there and there's 10 minutes left in the game and there's no no-huddle, they are down, I think it was 23-6 and [there's no] urgency,Meyer said.

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