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English noun: telescope

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


Synonymsscope


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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