shorten / ˈʃɔr tn /


shorten2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb
  1. to make short or shorter.
  2. to reduce, decrease, take in, etc.: to shorten sail.
  3. to make short, as with butter or other fat.
  4. Sports. choke.
v. 无主动词 verb
  1. to become short or shorter.
  2. to decrease.

shorten 近义词

v. 动词 verb

diminish, decrease


  1. The second shortened the amount of time laid-off employees have to decide whether they want to come back.
  2. Advertisers followed through on their plans to negotiate options to cancel a higher amount of their committed ad dollars and to shorten the deadlines for when cancelation requests need to be submitted before a quarter begins.
  3. The tools Cleveland uses are meant in part to shorten the throwing motion.
  4. Response times shortened vastly as Mayo Clinic and these partners focused on an immediate shared goal.
  5. The 20th amendment was ratified to shorten the period between the presidential election in November and the inauguration, which had been in March.
  6. “In some cases, it has taken 15 days to report the deaths and circumstances, which I would like to shorten to 48 hours,” she said.
  7. We have to shorten the distance between inevitable and inconceivable.
  8. Just like nobody is going to tell David O. Russell to shorten American Hustle (138 minutes).
  9. A new study says living in the South will shorten your life.
  10. We have to overturn Citizens United and shorten the campaign season.
  11. The law still branded as conspiracy any united attempt of workingmen to raise wages or to shorten the hours of work.
  12. If your neighbor seems disposed to shorten the time by conversing, do not be too hasty in checking him.
  13. In spite, however, of the strong wind, neither the smugglers nor those on board the cruiser appeared inclined to shorten sail.
  14. On the 15th of May Mr. Tennyson submitted a motion for leave to introduce a bill to shorten the duration of parliaments.
  15. The committee decided to run up signal to shorten course and conclude at the first round.