telescoped :

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  • v  crush together or collapse
    In the accident, the cars telescoped
  • v  make smaller or shorter
    the novel was telescoped into a short play
  • s  shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another
    a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars
    years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream

  • The third-year Bill suffered a fracture and disclocation of his spine, in which the C3 and C4 vertebrae in his spinal cord were telescoped when he went in to tackle the Broncos .
  • After years of war and "ethnic cleansing," the brutal dialectic of aggression, retaliation and reconciliation seemed to have been telescoped into a matter of days.
  • Superficially, it is the telescoped chronicle of a London familyan upper middle-class family, like all Virginia Woolf's principal characters.

  • Fred Upton in
    This process is telescoped -- we're going to know in less than a year who our nominee will be,said US Rep. Fred Upton, R-St.
  • Rose Byrne in Sydney Morning Herald
    I was really impressed with how good the work was [that Moncrieff] drew from everyone,Byrne says. "It was really intense: no rehearsal, hardly any takes. My piece was like an entire film telescoped into 15 minutes."
  • Thomas Keller in TIME
    This is quite a year for me,says Keller, shaking his head wistfully. "Everything has just telescoped together."

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