shortening / ˈʃɔrt nɪŋ, ˈʃɔr tn ɪŋ /


shortening 的定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. butter, lard, or other fat, used to make pastry, bread, etc., short.
  2. Phonetics. the act, process, or an instance of making or becoming short.
  3. Linguistics. the act or process of dropping one or more syllables from a word or phrase to form a shorter word with the same meaning, as in forming piano from pianoforte or phone from telephone.clipped form.

shortening 近义词

n. 名词 noun



  1. The pandemic has also played a role, limiting international sales and shortening vendor and publishing staffs worldwide.
  2. Then add water — cold water so the shortening won’t melt until it hits the oven — and work it in until the dough is just wet enough to hold itself together.
  3. The team speculates that recent research on telomere shortening that makes similar lifespan estimates suggests this could be a promising avenue for this search.
  4. The shortening ensures that the centers of the cookies remain soft.
  5. It’s been the general consensus that cooler temperatures and shortening day lengths are the main signals that trees use to decide when to drop their leaves.
  6. Remove the butter and shortening from the freezer, and toss them with the dry ingredients, coating them well.
  7. The RNC report recommends cutting the number of debates in half and shortening the debating season.
  8. And in the world of quantitative investing, even unpublished strategies have ever-shortening shelf-lives.
  9. From freeing prisoners to shortening school weeks, Benjamin Sarlin presents 10 of the toughest cuts.
  10. A law is being considered that would allow the shortening of the 30-day notice period required to get married.
  11. It is true that up to a certain point shortening the hours of labor actually increases the total product.
  12. We ought to attempt such a shortening as will strain the machine to a breaking point, but never break it.
  13. The shortening of the general hours of work, then, should be among the primary aims of social reform.
  14. In the leaping kangaroo and jerboa a shortening of the arms and lengthening of the legs appear.
  15. Let us, therefore, by calling on Mary for help, do our part toward shortening the days of visitation and trial.