- 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 MLive.com
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."