abbreviate 的 2 个定义
- to shorten by omitting letters, substituting shorter forms, etc., so that the shortened form can represent the whole word or phrase, as ft. for foot, ab. for about, R.I. for Rhode Island, NW for Northwest, or Xn for Christian.
- to reduce in length, duration, etc.; make briefer: to abbreviate a speech.
- to use abbreviations.
cut short an activity
- Many places might require advance reservations and have abbreviated hours, so check their websites in advance.
- Baltimore is on track to finish last in the AL East for the fourth time in five seasons, with the only outlier being last year’s pandemic-abbreviated season, when the Orioles finished fourth, one game ahead of the Red Sox.
- Often abbreviated to TW, tongue weight is the force that a trailer’s tongue exerts on the ball hitch.
- Ever since the 17th century, when mariners began seeking the mythologized Northwest Passage above Canada, the great sail over the top of the world has been an object of desire because of its potential to abbreviate transit times.
- This somber performance, even when abbreviated to just nine minutes, should make spectators profoundly uncomfortable.
- And it's easier to delay something than to make something happen, so things tended to elongate rather than abbreviate.
- In all letters of this sort they always abbreviate some words; it looks more business-like.
- On the days when there is washing or sweeping or baking to do she will have to abbreviate other things.
- Gentlemen, I have seen fit to abbreviate the King's message.
- Every thing tends in a wonderful manner to abbreviate itself and yield its own virtue to him.
- By this time you can pretty well imagine them, and my story is likely to be too long, unless I abbreviate.