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English noun: telescope

1. telescope (artifact) a magnifier of images of distant objects


Broader (hypernym)magnifier

Narrower (hyponym)astronomical telescope, collimator, equatorial, solar telescope, transit instrument

Part holonymaperture, finder, optical prism, prism, view finder, viewfinder

English verb: telescope

1. telescope (contact) crush together or collapse

SamplesIn the accident, the cars telescoped.
My hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

2. telescope (change) make smaller or shorter

SamplesThe novel was telescoped into a short play.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)concentrate, condense, digest

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