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English verb: foreshorten

1. foreshorten (change) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

SamplesThe manuscript must be shortened.

Synonymsabbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, shorten

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

Narrower (hyponym)bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, concentrate, condense, digest, expurgate, shorten

Verb groupcut, edit, edit out

Antonymselaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, exposit, flesh out, enlarge, expand

2. foreshorten (change) shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)shorten

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