acortaron
-they shortened
The word acortaron is the preterite form of acortar in the third person plural.
See the full acortar conjugation

acortar

Sí, me acortaron un viaje.
Yeah, I had a trip that was cut short.
Y a millones de mujeres les acortaron la vida por este miedo y este peligro.
And millions of women had their lives curtailed because of this fear and this danger.
La dura dictadura militar del aventurero Mobutu mantuvo unido el país durante años en una paz aparente, pero las diferencias nunca se acortaron.
The harsh military dictatorship of the profiteer Mobutu kept the country united for years in apparent peace, but the differences were never bridged.
Los plazos para la contratación de personal se acortaron gracias a la utilización de listas, especialmente para los puestos de representante y representante adjunto.
The lead time in recruiting candidates was shortened by the use of rosters, especially for representative and deputy representative positions.
En consecuencia, los productores exportadores revisaron sus ofertas de compromiso y acortaron la validez de los certificados de exportación de 4 a 3 meses.
The exporting producers revised their undertaking offers as a result and shortened the validity of the export certificates from four to three months.
La Sala concedió varias peticiones de que se permitiera a la fiscalía eliminar 18 testigos de la lista original de testigos de cargo, con lo cual se acortaron las actuaciones.
The Chamber granted several motions permitting the prosecution to drop 18 witnesses from its original list of trial witnesses, thereby shortening the proceedings.
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