shorten

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shorten(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make shorter)
a. acortar
This dress will look great once I've shortened it.Este vestido quedará de maravilla una vez que lo acorte.
b. abreviar (time or space)
I had to shorten my article before they would accept it for publication.Tuve que abreviar mi artículo para que aceptaran publicarlo.
c. reducir (time or duration)
The new highway shortens the journey time by half.La nueva autopista reduce la duración del viaje a la mitad.
2. (culinary)
a. agregar grasa a
You need to shorten the dough if you want the pie to turn out well.Necesitas agregar grasa a la masa si quieres que salga bien el pay.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to grow shorter)
a. acortarse
In the fall, the days begin to shorten and the weather gets colder.En otoño, los días empiezan a acortarse y hace más frío.
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shorten
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (skirt, text)
a. acortar
2. (visit, task)
a. abreviar
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shorten [ˈʃɔːtn]
transitive verb
(gen) acortar; [+journey etc] acortar; abreviar; [+rations etc] reducir;
intransitive verb
(gen) acortarse; reducirse
the days are shortening los días se están acortando; the odds have shortened los puntos de ventaja se han reducido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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