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Overview of verb shorten
1. shorten -- (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness")

2. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")

3. shorten -- (make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches")

4. shorten -- (become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten")

5. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten -- (edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel")

Overview of adj shortened
1. sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened -- (cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use")

2. abbreviated, shortened, truncated -- (cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation")

3. telescoped, shortened -- (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")

4. cut, shortened -- (with parts removed; "the drastically cut film")

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